The SVG Podcast: Mark Parkman, General Manager, Olympic Channel

How the postponement of the Summer Games has impacted the burgeoning sports media network

As live sports slowly begins to return to action, one sporting event we know for certain won’t be happening this summer is the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. That’s thrown off the plans of broadcasters around the globe who rely on the Olympics as a major driver not only of viewership but of technological innovation.

We’re joined on The SVG Podcast today by Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel to break down with him the impact the postponement the Olympics has had on the Olympic Channel, how its impacted their programming strategy overall, and what they have in store for next year when the Olympics hopefully do happen in Tokyo beginning in July 2021.

This interview is conducted by SVG’s Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

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