See you next year for the 5th edition:
18 - 19 March 2024, New York
The 2023 OTT Summit USA continued to debate industry shaping subjects, revealing opportunities in the largest sports broadcast and streaming market in the world. Across the two days of highly-focused OTT content, industry experts discussed innovations, platforms, partnerships and models within the themes of Monetisation, Content and Technology. OTT Summit USA brought together US professionals as well as industry leaders from all over the world to connect, debate and share the trends at the heart of the industry’s evolution.
Rick Cordella serves as President, Programming, NBC Sports, Peacock Sports. In this role, Cordella leads NBC Sports’ programming strategy, overseeing a team working across all properties to maximize distribution and efficiencies on broadcast, cable and Peacock. In addition, he oversees sports betting, sports fantasy and related efforts.
Chairman & CEO
Luis Silberwasser is Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, overseeing a premium U.S. sports rights portfolio highlighted by long-standing relationships with the National Basketball Association, NCAA, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. In addition to being responsible for growing the overall Sports business and sports rights portfolio in the US, Silberwasser is also charged with overseeing key growth strategies and global priorities for WBD Sports.
VP, Global Sports Video
As Vice President, Global Sports Video, Marie Donoghue leads all of Prime Video’s global sports content business. She oversees Prime Video’s global sports strategy, identifying and evaluating new opportunities, managing acquisitions, programming and production, enabling Amazon Prime customers to access original and live sports content on hundreds of devices, in over 240 countries and territories.Marie led the groundbreaking acquisition and production of Thursday Night Football, marking the first time a streaming service aired an exclusive national broadcast package from the NFL. In addition, Prime Video’s sports content includes Premier League in the U.K., UEFA Champions League in Germany and Italy (U.K. starting in 2024), ONE Championship (U.S. and Canada), and the WNBA.Prior to joining Amazon, Donoghue spent more than 18 years at ESPN, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Business and Content Strategy. A native of the Bronx, Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a law degree from Columbia University.
Kevin Mayer is Co-CEO and founder of Candle Media, a next generation media company, home to category-defining brands including Hello Sunshine, Moonbug Entertainment, Faraway Road Productions and Westbrook Media. Mr. Mayer is also co-founder and managing director ofSmash Capital, serves as Chairman of DAZN Group, a major global sports media company, and is on the Board of the Forest Road Company.Prior to founding Candle and Smash Capital, Mr. Mayer served as CEO of TikTok and COO of its parent company, ByteDance.Mr. Mayer is a former long-serving top executive at The Walt Disney Company where as Chief Strategy Officer he oversaw strategy and new business development as well mergers and acquisitions for the company, including the purchases of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm/Star Wars, Bamtech, 21st Century Fox, and others. Mr. Mayer subsequently served as Chairman for itsDirect-to-Consumer and International segment which included developing and launching global streaming platforms Disney+ and ESPN+, overseeing Hulu, managing global advertising, content, and channel sales and distribution, and running international media and studiooperations. Mr. Mayer is also an advisory board member at Salesforce. He is on the board of Tinuiti, a private performance marketing agency as well as Beachbody, a leading online/connected fitness company.Mr. Mayer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Chief Growth Officer
Colie Edison serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). A veteran strategic leader and transformative marketer, Edison became the league’s first-ever Chief Growth Officer in January 2022. She is charged with league business and strategy functions and leads efforts on all league and team revenue-generating opportunities. She is based in the WNBA’s New York office and reports directly to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.
Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports, News & Stations
Jeffrey Gerttula was promoted to Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations, in May 2022, overseeing all digital properties at CBS Sports as well as CBS News and Stations. He was named Executive Vice President for CBS Sports Digital in January 2018, and in May 2022 his role was expanded to oversee the integration of digital and streaming properties with CBS News and Stations. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, CBS Sports, and Vice President, Programming, CBSSports.com, since joining CBS Sports in 2009. Gerttula leads the media business, product, design and engineering for CBS News and Stations and all of CBS Sports’ digital properties, which include CBS Sports HQ, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports mobile and TV apps, CBS Sports Fantasy, SportsLine, 247Sports, MaxPreps, ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com. He oversees all aspects of these properties including live and on-demand video programming, editorial content, product, technology and design across all digital platforms. In conjunction with CBS Sports, Gerttula also leads the acquisition and strategy for exclusive live sports rights in the Paramount+ streaming service and supports sports content streaming on Pluto TV.
Director, Global Head of Sports Partnerships
Jon is the Director, Global Head of Sports Partnerships at YouTube based out of California. His team’s role is to inspire, educate and enable sport partners to maximise the YouTube platform to meet their commercial and audience targets. Jon is passionate about driving the sport industry and its key institutions to meet the demand of the digital age and changing fan behaviour.
EVP, Business Operations
Raven Jemison is a sports business executive with 14 years of experience managing multi-million business operations and generating revenue across both teams and leagues. She currently serves as Executive Vice President, Business Operations for the Milwaukee Bucks and is responsible for managing the organization’s foundational and entrepreneurial business units, including ticketing, marketing, technology, analytics, corporate social responsibility and the G-League’s Wisconsin Herd. Previously, Jemison served as Vice President in the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations, an in-house group consulting on all aspects of business operations, including ticket and sponsorship sales, marketing, digital, customer retention, arena operations, staffing, analytics and expense control. Prior to the NBA, she served in several sales, marketing and business operations leadership roles with the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Florida Panthers. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Raven is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she earned both B.S and M.Ed degrees.
Raven is a Steering Group member of the SportsPro New Era programme, championing female leaders in the sports industry.
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