2019 RSN Summit


Scott Shapiro
Sinclair Broadcast Group VP / Corporate Development
Chris Bevilacqua
Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV)Co-Founder
Matt Hutchings
KSE Media VenturesPresident and CEO
Mark Shuken
Pac-12 NetworksPresident

The fourth annual RSN Summit – to be held June 24-25 at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Downtown Denver – is designed to meet the needs of today’s regional sports network leaders and content creators. This Summit provides a gathering place for networking and the exchange of ideas about the pertinent issues facing RSN leaders.  As the regional-sports industry undergoes seismic change on multiple fronts, RSNs are facing a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Networks are being challenged to deliver more events and original content at lower costs, while also building beyond the linear distribution model and embracing multiplatform content. Join the most important leaders in the industry to hear how they are confronting these challenges and opportunities head on.



3:30 – 3:35 p.m.: Day 1 Welcoming Remarks
3:35 – 4:00 p.m.: Keynote Presentation: State of the RSN Rights Market – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Keynote Conversation – Q&A With Scott Shapiro, Sinclair Broadcast Group, VP / Corporate Development
4:30 – 4:40 p.m.: Technology Showcase Preview
4:40 – 5:15 p.m.: Keynote Panel: RSN Presidents Address State of the Industry
5:15 – 5:30 p.m.: The State of Labor in the RSN World
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening-Night Reception in Technology Showcase Area


8:00 – 8:50 a.m.: Breakfast in Technology Showcase Area
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.: Day 2 Welcoming Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: RSN Production Perspectives: Storytelling, Technology, and Evolving Workflows
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcase Area
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: The Sports-Betting Factor: How Wagering and Predictive Gaming Will Impact RSNs
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Streaming and OTT Strategy: Serving Your Local Fans on Every Screen
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Social-Media Strategy: Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Social Success
12:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Technology and Engineering Workshop
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Networking Break
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: RSN/Team Partnerships: Leveraging One Another To Better Serve the Fan
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Original Programming Spotlight: In the Studio and Behind the Scenes

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