SVG Summit 2015: YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney Team Dissects TV’s Powerful Place in Sports Business Landscape

The tremendous value of sports rights has placed sports television production more at the center of the overall sports business universe than ever before. At this year’s SVG Summit, the Sports Video Group hosted a special conversation with the on-air team from the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney program to break down some key topics driving the industry.

The session featuring Chris Bevilacqua of Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV), Mike Oznanian, of Forbes, and show host Bob Lorenz touched on everything for the continued rise in value of sports rights, the potential breaking up of the cable bundle, the move to over-the-top distribution and much more.

Is there is a sports rights “bubble” and should there be a fear of it bursting?

Will the cable bundle be breaking up any time soon?

Why the shift to over-the-top distribution is the way of the future and how the power of the NFL could dictate the future of OTT sports on a grand scale.

How is WWE stock rising as linear television viewership is plummeting?

Breaking down the value of college sports in the TV landscape and how SEC Network is changing the game.

What’s the possibility of a new network for the Chicago Cubs and how will the business model around digital distribution evolve going forward?


For more, watch the conversation in its entirety:



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