Delaney Named Fox Sports Media Group, EVP Operations
Ed Delaney, a major player in the launch, growth and success of the YES Network, is moving from New York to Los Angeles to become Executive Vice President, Operations for FOX Sports Media Group, a newly created position. Delaney reports directly to FOX Sports Co-Presidents & COOs, Randy Freer and Eric Shanks. Senior Vice President, Studio Operations Jack Simmons and Senior Vice President, Field Operations and Engineering Jerry Steinberg report to Delaney.
“Led by Jack and Jerry, FOX Sports has set an unmatched industry standard in studio and field operations over the years,” says Shanks. “Come the launch of FOX Sports 1 in August, we’ll be producing more live events and more studio hours than ever before, and Ed’s vast experience in both areas will help us streamline our efforts and operate as efficiently as possible.”
Responsible for all technical aspects of remote and studio operations, both nationally and at FOX Sports regional networks, Delaney, a 12-time Emmy Award winner, comes to FOX Sports from YES, where he served as Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations & Engineering. YES, the most-watched regional sports network in the country for the past decade, is the exclusive television home of the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets.
“I am extremely proud of the role my operations team has played in the historic launch and unprecedented growth of the YES Network,” says Delaney. “Joining FOX Sports, which has always been on the cutting edge of innovation and technology, is an incredible opportunity for me. I am eager to join the remarkably talented team at FOX Sports at such a pivotal point in its history, as it prepares for the launch of FOX Sports 1 in August.”
In 2012, FOX Sports’ parent company, News Corp., purchased a 49-percent stake in YES with the option to own up to 80 percent after three years.
In addition to his work on the launch of YES, Delaney also played a major role in the regional network’s transition to HD, its production of the first 3D and interactive baseball telecasts, and the launch of YES’ VOD offerings. Earlier in his career, Delaney was Director of Broadcast Operations and Technology at NFL Enterprises, was Vice President of Operations at The Baseball Network, and was Senior Production Executive at ABC Sports. Delaney is a graduate of Millersville University in Pennsylvania.