The Los Angeles Sports Council
announced today that broadcast industry leaders Lindsay Amstutz (FOX
Sports West, FOX Sports San Diego and Prime Ticket), Jeff Proctor
(ProAngle Media) and Rob Thun (AT&T Mobility and Entertainment) will
be featured speakers on the Future of Live Television Sports: Content
is King panel at the LA Sports Summit, June 24-26 at the Omni Los
Angeles Hotel at California Plaza (251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
The LA Sports Summit is designed to examine the world of sport in the No. 1 sports city in the world – Los Angeles. The event will explore a range of topics that include what’s new in Sports Innovation; Gambling & New Sports Revenues; Emerging Sports; eSports; Women and Sports Leadership; upcoming Mega Events and more. For additional information, and to register for the LA Sports Summit, visit: https://www.lasportssummit.org/
Future of Live Television Sports: Content is King panel will be
featured at the three-day summit on Tuesday, June 25 and will be
moderated by Dan Hartman, a Los Angeles Sports Council Board Member and
former Senior Vice President of Programming Acquisitions for DIRECTV,
Inc., provider of the nation’s leading digital television service.
LA Sports Summit panel will discuss the future of sports television
viewing amid the continued disruption of the traditional pay television
model. Competition from streaming services has vastly changed how, when
and where content is consumed, and while television broadcast rights to
the major sports leagues continue to reside mostly with broadcast and
regional sports networks, it is uncertain as to what will happen when
television rights come up for renewal. The panel will explore the
dramatic changes and emerging trends, and will present a forecast of
what the future of live sports programming may look like.
Dan Hartman – Panel Moderator and Los Angeles Sports Council Board Member
pic bioDan Hartman most recently served as senior vice president of
Programming Acquisitions for DIRECTV, Inc., provider of the nation’s
leading digital television service. In such capacity, Dan was
responsible for program acquisition activities for DIRECTV with respect
to all general entertainment and premium cable networks, as well as high
definition and video-on-demand programming, with responsibility for
negotiating carriage agreements for all new and existing networks and
maintaining the day-to-day relationship with those program providers.
Mr. Hartman also oversaw DIRECTV’s sports programming negotiations and
was responsible for the strategy and negotiations with respect to local
broadcast station groups. Dan worked regularly with the CEO and other
senior management as lead strategist with respect to pricing and
packaging of content as well as budgeting and forecasting of programming
costs. Mr. Hartman served in his role as senior vice president from
March 2007 through January 2013, holding various positions within the
Programming Acquisitions group of DIRECTV commencing in April 2000.
Prior to that he served as Assistant General Counsel for DIRECTV for two
Lindsay Amstutz – Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports West, FOX Sports San Diego and Prime Ticket
Amstutz currently serves as the Senior Vice President and General
Manager for three FOX Sports regional networks in Southern California, a
position she has held since 2017. In this capacity, she helps manage
day-to-day operations for FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and FOX Sports
San Diego which serve fans across Southern California, San Diego, Nevada
2018, Sports Business Journal recognized Amstutz as a “Forty Under 40”
recipient and listed her in the publication’s inaugural “Power Players:
Regional Sports Networks.” Multichannel News profiled Lindsay in their
June special section, “Women in the Game,” and Women in Sports and
Events (WISE) honored Amstutz at its annual “Women of the Year”
luncheon. In 2016, Multichannel News featured Amstutz on its list of 40
Under 40 to watch, WISE presented her with the “Women of Inspiration”
Award, and she attended the WISE Executive Leadership Institute.
Jeff Proctor – President & Founder, ProAngle Media
Proctor is the President and co-Founder of ProAngle Media, a Los
Angeles-based sports production company. ProAngle began in 2005 as the
production home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers and, since that
time, its client list has grown to include ESPN, FOX, Spectrum, Stadium,
and many others. In addition to his responsibilities at ProAngle,
Proctor served as the Senior Vice President of Broadcasting for the 2015
Special Olympics World Games. In that capacity, he worked with ESPN to
deliver the most robust coverage of Special Olympics World Games in its
history. He also served as a broadcast consultant to the Los Angeles
Lakers when they launched Time Warner Cable SportsNet (now Spectrum
SportsNet). Proctor’s 30 years in sports television includes a stint as
Executive Producer at FOX Sports West and five years as Vice President
of Sports at KCAL/KCBS where he also produced its Emmy Award-winning
Lakers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim telecasts. Proctor is a
graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Rob Thun – Senior Vice President of Content and Programming, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment
Thun is Senior Vice President of Content and Programming for AT&T
Mobility & Entertainment. He is responsible for leading programming
and content relationships with many large content providers including
FOX, NBCU, NFL, Turner and Viacom. His team also oversees business
dealings with sports leagues, conferences and other sports providers,
international and diverse content partners, as well as broadcast station
groups to provide best-in-class content for AT&T customers.
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