David Preschlack To Join NBC Sports Group
Former Disney/ESPN exec will be president, NBC Sports Regional Networks
NBC Sports Group has named David Preschlack president, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy, effective Feb. 1. In his new role, he is charged with overseeing the NBC Sports Regional Networks portfolio and will interact with each general manager in a range of areas, including sales, content, and ongoing-relationship management. He will also lead the entire NBC Sports platforming strategy as the company moves into new areas with existing and to-be-developed content.
“David’s wealth of experience with digital innovation and distribution, as well as programming creation and acquisitions are what today’s marketplace demands for executives,” says NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus. “As we look to the future, his background and ability put us in position to further succeed and to broaden our opportunities across our entire portfolio.”
Preschlack previously served as executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney and ESPN Networks Group, handling oversight of content distributed on computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected devices, including WatchESPN, ESPN3, WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, and the WATCH Disney products. He also oversaw the U.S. cable, telco, and satellite affiliate sales, global distribution and strategy, digital-video distribution, and affiliate marketing for 16 of The Walt Disney Co,’s linear networks (including all sports offerings), as well as its HDTV, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, interactive television, and pay-per-view products.
He joined ESPN in 1995 as a videotape librarian and was promoted to various levels through the affiliate sales and marketing department.