Sinclair Broadcast Group To Keynote The RSN Summit, June 24-25 in Denver
VP Corporate Development Scott Shapiro will participate in Keynote Conversation on Day 1
SVG is proud to announce Sinclair Broadcast Group VP Corporate Development Scott Shapiro as the keynote speaker for The RSN Summit on June 24-25 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. During his afternoon Keynote Conversation on June 24, Shapiro will take the stage to offer insight into why Sinclair opted to acquire 21 RSNs from Disney and co-launch a new RSN with the Chicago Cubs, as well as a sneak peek at the company’s RSN plans for the future.
In a matter of months, Sinclair Broadcast Group has suddenly become the biggest name in the regional sports business. After inking a deal in May to acquire 21 RSNs from Disney and announcing plans to co-launch the Marquee Sports Network with the Chicago Cubs in 2020, Sinclair is now crafting a strategy to reshape the RSN sector with its arsenal of nearly two dozen RSNs. Shapiro, who helped lead negotiations in Sinclair’s RSN deal with Disney, takes the stage to offer insight into why Sinclair views RSNs as valuable assets, how he sees the market evolving, and what the future holds.
As VP of corporate development at Sinclair Broadcast Group, Shapiro’s responsibilities encompass mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, sports, and emerging networks. He sits on the board of Marquee Sports Network, Stadium, Zypmedia, ScoreStream, and Burst.
Prior to joining Sinclair in 2011, Shapiro spent almost a decade in institutional equity research in New York with Morgan Stanley and Prudential Equity Group covering a variety of industries. He also founded and ran Proprietary Research, LLC, a company that provided custom research services to hedge funds. Shapiro began his career as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
The fourth-annual RSN Summit 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.