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NYVC | John Skipper Q&A Co-Hosted by MKTG at The Players Tribune

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John Skipper and John Kosner

On Tuesday, June 12th, NYVC Sports hosted an event with MKTG and our friends at The Players Tribune featuring an enlightening, honest conversation with one of the most powerful executives in the sports business, John Skipper.

Skipper, former head of ESPN, recently joined Perform Group as Executive Chairman. Perform Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. With almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, its businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports. Perform Group also streams sports to fans directly through DAZN (a MKTG and Dentsu Aegis Network client), its unique live and on-demand service that while hugely popular around the globe, launches in the US later this year.

Over 300 attendees representing agencies, teams, leagues, unions, media outlets and banks/VCs spent the first hour of the gathering networking over cocktails and canapes provided by MKTG as the sun set over the Hudson River. At 7pm, it was show time, and Skipper took to the director’s chair for a candid Q&A with former ESPN employee and digital media pioneer John Kosner (@jkosner). The lively discussion that was off-the-record lasted for nearly an hour and the audience had the opportunity to ask candid questions. We were all bowled over by Skipper’s vision and conviction about the future of the sports business, especially distribution and rights.

While we cannot divulge details, trust us when we say the future of Perform and DAZN are VERY bright. Skipper is one of the most eloquent, passionate and just downright awesome southern gentlemen in the SportsBiz and we are excited to work with the team moving forward here in the US and around the globe. Until the next NYVC event, enjoy the summer!

 

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

June 28th, 2018 at 12:32 pm