Participants

 

KEYNOTE GUEST
Andy_Cohen
Andy Cohen
Host and Executive Producer
Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live
Andy Cohen, the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show, will be a keynote speaker at the Business of Live Television Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The summit, presented by Multichannel NewsBroadcasting & Cable and TV Technology, will cover best practices, new business models and technology innovation driving the growth of live event television.Cohen will join a lineup that includes Don Roy King, director, NBC’s Saturday Night Live; Chris Licht, vice president of programming, CBS News; and other leaders in the category.Watch What Happens Live is the only live show in late night TV, and features guests in pop culture, including Oprah, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, Jerry Seinfeld and many Real Housewives.Cohen also serves as executive producer of the The Real Housewives franchise and hosts the network’s reunion specials. Last year, Cohen became a New York Times best-selling author for the second time with the release of the paperback version of his book, “Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture,” published by St Martin’s Press. The hardcover achieved similar success back in June 2012. His second book, titled “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” is due out in November of this year.Most recently, Cohen served as Bravo’s executive vice president of development and talent from November 2011 to January 2014. He was responsible for creating original content, developing formats and identifying new talent. He also served as executive producer on Emmy and James Beard award-winning Top Chef.
Stephen_Espinoza
Stephen Espinoza EVP, GM, Showtime Sports and Event Programming Showtime Networks Inc.
Stephen Espinoza serves as Executive Vice President, General Manager, Showtime Sports and Event Programming, reporting directly to Showtime Networks Inc. Chairman and CEO Matthew C. Blank.As head of SHOWTIME Sports, Espinoza is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the sports and event group, including developing and executing the overall strategy of the group and its pay-per-view unit, managing the network’s relationships with distributors, talent and suppliers, and the acquisition and licensing of SHOWTIME and pay-per-view sports and event programming. The network’s current hard-hitting sports programming includes SHOWTIME Championship Boxing®, ShoBox: The New Generation, Jim Rome on SHOWTIME, 60 Minutes Sports, and the Emmy® Award-winning INSIDE THE NFL. Prior to joining SHOWTIME, Espinoza was a partner in the firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP. At the firm, he specialized in representing athletes and sports personalities, including professional boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson, who generated a total of over $500 million in pay-per-view revenues under his representation. Espinoza has served as lead counsel for De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions since the formation of the company. Through his representation of Tyson, De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, Espinoza has been directly involved in several of the highest-grossing pay-per-view boxing events in the history of the sport. Other notable former sports clients include former NFL star and current broadcaster Michael Strahan and mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano. During his tenure at Ziffren Brittenham, Espinoza also represented a variety of established and emerging performers and filmmakers, including actors Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Vanessa Hudgens and Kevin McHale, musical artists Alicia Keys, Eminem, Shakira and Snoop Dogg, writer/directors Tyler Perry and Matthew Vaughn, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and producers Scott Rudin and Gavin Polone, among many others. Espinoza has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating distribution, financing, debt and equity arrangements for independent television and motion picture companies. He was personally responsible for closing over $100 million in debt and equity deals from 2009 to 2010. Some of his deals included Tyler Perry Studios in connection with the television series “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns,” Revolution and Cubevision in connection with the television series “Are We There Yet,” and Everest Entertainment in connection with the motion pictures “127 Hours” and “Win-Win.” He began his legal career in the entertainment department of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, where he was directly responsible for many of the firm’s highest-profile accounts, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Joel Silver and Playboy TV International. Espinoza previously worked at the Law Offices of Steinberg & Moorad, one of the nation’s preeminent sports law firms. Espinoza earned a B.A. in Communication from Stanford University and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. An active community volunteer, he previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Echo Park Boys and Girls Club, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). He is based in Showtime Networks’ New York offices.
Don_King
Don Roy King Director, Saturday Night Live
Don Roy King has directed eight seasons of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him four Primetime Emmys (in a row) and seven nominations. He has also been nominated for seven DGA Awards and won in 2014.In addition, Mr. King is the creative director for Broadway Worldwide, a venture that brings theatrical events to theaters and pay-per-view cable. The company has produced four major productions, all directed by Mr. King: the 2010 Tony-winning musical, Memphis (which earned an Emmy for Technical Direction); Smokey Joe’s Café;the Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; and the musical, Jekyll & Hyde. In addition, he just completed work on the screen version of Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom.
Chris_Licht
Chris Licht Vice President of Programming, CBS News Executive Producer, CBS THIS MORNING

PARTICIPANTS

Leonard_Asper
Leonard Asper CEO Anthem Media Group Inc.
Eric_Black
Eric Black
VP, Technology
NBC Sports Group
 Dave_Campanelli
Dave Campanelli
SVP, Director of National Broadcast
Horizon Media
David oversees close to half of Horizon Media’s client investments, and a team of over 40 National Video buyers. He is the very definition of passion, loyalty and entrepreneurial spirit as he launched his media career at Horizon and has since played a major role in the company’s growth and success.While David’s expertise is in National Video, he truly exhibits the agency’s media neutral approach, spearheading Horizon Media’s “Video Buying” practice, which helps to break down the walls between traditional Broadcast and Digital Video buying to maximize efficiency. He has also worked extensively on both multi-platform and branded entertainment projects for Horizon’s largest clients. Examples of his work include the successful integration of the GEICO Caveman in Super Bowl pre-game programming and a starring role in ESPN Fantasy Football. He is also proud of Capital One’s tent-pole events in college football such as the Capital One Bowl and Capital One Cup, and all of Corona’s live events and sports and entertainment integrations.Dave has earned some of the industry’s top honors, including winning a CableFax “Sweet 16” award and the Mediaweek All-Star Award in the National Television category.
Efi_Dilmoni
Efi Dilmoni
Broadcast Technology Consultant
Orad
 Larry_Estrin
Larry Estrin Director Clear-Com Global Rental Group
_Jason_Cohen
Jason Cohen Director of Sports Production HBO
John_Hamlin
John Hamlin
SVP, Music Events and Talent

CMT
 Bob_Morgan
Bob Morgan
Public Content Solutions
Facebook
Bob Morgan manages Public Content Solutions for Facebook, helping media partners best leverage the Facebook platform to engage their audiences. Bob joined Facebook through the acquisition of SportStream where he was co-founder & CEO. SportStream provides an advanced platform for surfacing the best social content in real-time during live events.
Prior to SportStream, Bob served in management roles in product, marketing and business development for Evri, Mozilla, Shozu, Ofoto/Kodak and MessageVine. While at Ofoto and MessageVine, he helped pioneer mobile photo sharing and mobile instant messaging products.  Earlier in his career Bob worked in sales at Macromedia during the launches of Dreamweaver and Flash.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and currently lives in Marin County, CA.
Peter_Katsingris
Peter Katsingris
Vice President, Media Analytics
Nielsen
Peter Katsingris is Vice President, Media Analytics with 20 years of experience working in both national and local televisions analytics. Peter provides the latest media insights, guiding television, advertiser, and agency decision makers to best navigate the evolving media landscape.  Most recently, he has led efforts around the impact of the Digital Transition, timeshifting, and the migration of television viewing to multiple screens.Peter holds a BA in Statistics/Mathematics from Rutgers University and MBA in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College.
Mike_Park
Mike Park
Product & Content Partnerships
Twitter Amplify
Mike leads product partnerships and marketing for Twitter’s in-Tweet video product, Amplify. In his role Mike works with media, advertising and agency partners to deliver content through real-time video clips, photos, and other experiences. He also leads Amplify sponsorship efforts by connecting TV networks, rights holders and brands using Twitter’s unique targeting features.Mike was the product manager for Clear Channel Radio’s iHeartRadio and worked closely with Facebook to launch music into the Open Graph. Mike has spent fifteen years in NYC and San Francisco across business development, product management and search marketing for Thumbplay (acquired by Clear Channel), Weathernews, and NewGate (acquired by iCrossing). He is @mep on Twitter.
Clark_Peters
Clark Pierce
Senior Vice President
Mobile and Advanced Platforms
FOX Sports
James_Stellpflug
James Stellpflug VP, Sports Products—Americas EVS
James has more than 20 years of industry experience in facility design and integration, mobile satellite communication, and mobile TV production, with roles that had him overseeing several major technology transitions, including the move from traditional video production to the world of file-based workflows and technologies. James has been with EVS Broadcast Equipment since 2000.   During his tenure with EVS, James has been involved with teams awarded a Technical Emmy for EVS Super Slow Motion systems as well as a Sports Emmy for Olympics coverage.  James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Technology Management, emphasis in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and is a member of SMPTE, SBE and PMI.
 Chris_Wagner
Chris Wagner
EVP & Co-Founder

NeuLion 
Chris has been a driving force in the technology industry for over 20 years and has worked closely with executives from many major corporations and entrepreneurs who have relied on technology to support the growth of their businesses.His current position as Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion targets the revolution currently underway as the television and internet video industries converge. Chris has held numerous executive positions in the technology sector. Over the last seven years the growth of internet television on computers, tablets, mobile, and internet connected devices, has given Chris an opportunity to work closely with the largest brands in the sports and entertainment industry; the NFL, NHL, UFC, NBA, Rainbow Media and many others.He has also worked with several private equity and venture capital firms as their Chief Executive Officer, which includes Metiom, MetaMatrix, Exchange Applications and Digital Harbor. Chris has been on the Board of Directors of all of these companies.
 Nicole_Jeter_West
Nicole Jeter West
Senior Director, Ticketing and Digital Strategy
United States Tennis Association 
Nicole Jeter West serves as Senior Director, Ticketing and Digital Strategy, for the United States Tennis Association, with a focus on the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world.In this role, Jeter West develops the ticket sales strategy for the US Open. Oversees all aspects of ticket operations and sales. Manages Ticketmaster relationship. Collaborates with ticket operations and marketing to enhance the US Open experience with a focus on consumer trends in the primary and secondary markets.Jeter West is also responsible for digital partnerships and communications with US Open partners and their agencies in addition to overseeing the monetization of all USTA digital media platforms. She is responsible for the development of strategic solutions – including building brand equity, digital sponsorship sales and fulfillment – as well as business development across all digital platforms of the USTA digital network (USTA.com, USOpen.org and EmiratesUSOpenSeries.com, among others).Previously, Jeter West served as the Director, Marketing for Professional Tennis, at the USTA, overseeing marketing functions including strategic planning, branding, ticket sales, agency relationships, market research, media planning and database marketing for the US Open, Emirates Airlines US Open Series, Davis Cup and Fed Cup.Jeter West has over 15 years of marketing and leadership experience working in the areas of sponsorship, ticket sales, customer retention, research, event planning and community relations. She began her professional career with the NBA’s New York Knicks and has worked for The Mixx and founded NJW Consultants in addition to serving as CMO of Evelyn’s Kitchen.She received a B.A. in marketing from the University of Delaware. Jeter West and her husband, Rodney, reside in New Jersey with their children, Xavier, Tyler and Sydney.
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