Spotlighting women making an impact in the still male-dominated realm of sports broadcasting - at networks, in pay-TV companies, in leagues and at related businesses. Join our 2021 honorees for a panel discussion.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
10:05 AM - 10:06 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Tim Hanlon
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

“Women in the Game” Introductions

Kent Gibbons
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM (EDT)

A Conversation Among “Women in the Game”

Alexa Cook Melanie Capacia Johnson Ndidi Massay Julie Stewart-Binks Beth Hutter
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Closing Remarks

Tim Hanlon

Convening amidst the television industry’s annual Upfront advertising showcases, the TV + Sports Summit will provide an unparalleled environment to hear insights from industry thought leaders across the concentric ecosystems of TV, video and sports as they share practical knowledge and tangible solutions in key functional areas of live sports telecasting.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Tim Hanlon
12:05 PM - 12:40 PM (EDT)

Opening "Super Panel" Discussion: Live Sports Production

We discuss the latest innovations in live sports video and audio – including the advancement of COVID-era remote/decentralized production techniques.

Tom Butts Michael Davies Josh Liemer Chris Brown
12:45 PM - 1:20 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Linear & Digital Sports Distribution

The advent of video streaming has upended the business of “TV” distribution; our panel grapples with the new realities of live sports carriage rights for both linear television and digital environments.

Ed Desser Ben Grad Michael Connelly Philip Wendler
1:25 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)

Keynote Conversation: Score! The Value of Live Sports on TV

Broadcasting+Cable Business Editor Jon Lafayette heads to the ESPN studios in New York City for an exclusive sit-down with Rita Ferro, the President of Ad Sales for the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" (and the Disney media empire)

Jon Lafayette Rita Ferro Adam Schwartz Jay Williams
2:10 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Live Sports Monetization

Our panel of experts digs into the evolution of traditional and arrival of new monetization models for the delivery and consumption of live sports – from subscription to advertising, and everything in between!

Mary Ann Halford Cameron Lowder Amy Loesch Bob Lynch
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Interactivity & the "User Experience"

Digital technology and mobile devices have quickly transformed live sports viewing into socially interactive multi-media propositions where fans are increasingly part of the action.  We discuss how innovations in production and tech are keeping up with increased viewer expectations, and how enhancements like real-time stats, gamification, commerce, & legalized betting are poised to keep viewers engaged like never before.

John Kosner William Moses Andrew Fleming Miheer Walavalkar John Sullivan
3:35 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Measuring Success & Closing Remarks

We wrap up with a deep dive into the rapidly changing nature of live sports viewing behavior – including audience measurement, consumer engagement, and the increased importance of data & analytics.

Laura Fitzpatrick Yan Liu Tom Tercek Howard Shimmel Kevin Krim Tim Hanlon