SportsFronts | Hashtag Sports

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Showcasing the leading sports publishers and platforms serving today’s connected fan

Digital Content Showcase

We've gathered them in one place to show you what's next in sports media.

SportsFronts is a half-day main stage showcase at Hashtag Sports 2019 featuring original discussions and presentations from executives of the leading media companies, publishers and platforms.

Sports is the driving force behind the ways in which live and on-demand media is sold, distributed, and consumed. As a result, sports publishers and networks are tasked with developing the next-generation of viewer experiences and creating content that is equal parts engagement and entertainment.

2019 Sessions

SportsFronts - Bleacher Report

Info Coming Soon

Thursday 6/27.9:40AM.Main Stage

Description coming soon.

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Howard Mittman
CEO
Bleacher Report

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Speaker TBA


ESPN: Reaching New Audiences

Session Info

Thursday 6/27.11:15AM.Main Stage

All companies are challenged with the task of expanding their audience and this includes sports media companies. ESPN has learned to embrace the ever-changing media landscape and strives to serve sports fans wherever they may be and on which ever platform they prefer. ESPN execs and talent discuss how they are identifying and programming to reach new audiences.

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Connor Schell
EVP, Content
ESPN

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Mina Kimes
Senior Writer, Podcast Host and Commentator
ESPN

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Laura Gentile
SVP, Marketing
ESPN

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Kerry Flynn
Platforms Reporter
Digiday


Amazon: The Future of Live Sports Streaming

Session Info

Thursday 6/27.11:50AM.Main Stage

Fans have high expectations when it comes to watching sports. Period. The viewing experience is of the utmost importance no matter if a fan is sitting court-side or couch-side, and Amazon Prime Video is making its mark on the sport streaming world. With the introduction of X-Ray, one of Prime Video’s most innovative features across TV, movies and live sports content, fans can enjoy Thursday Night Football like never before with the integration of dynamic stats and information. From access to tailored stat overlays, play history, team info, merchandise storefronts and more with the click of a remote, live sports streaming is continuously evolving with a focus on the core fan experience. Prime Video continues to innovate around how fans engage with games with the return of Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm, the first all-woman team to provide commentary and analysis for NFL games. This session will take a look back at the past, present and future of live sports streaming and how Prime Video continues to create new and improved experiences for both fans and streamers alike.

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Andrea Kremer
Thursday Night Football Announcer
Amazon Prime Video

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Marie Donoghue
VP, Sports Video
Amazon

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Felicia Yue
Senior Manager
Amazon Prime Video


Who Was Here in 2018?

  • Jay Williams

    Athlete

  • Ed Erhardt

    President, Global Sales
    & Marketing

  • Sandra Lopez

    GM & VP

  • Elena Bergeron

    Editor-in-Chief

  • Mike Greenberg

    Co-Host, Get Up!

  • Erika Nardini

    CEO

  • Richard Irving

    VP, Product

  • Omar Raja

    Founder, House of Highlights

  • Bonin Bough

    Producer & Host

  • Victor Cruz

    Co-Host

  • Geoff Reiss

    VP & GM, Sports

  • Daniel Carcillo

    Founder & Stanley Cup Winner

  • Rick Cordella

    GM, Digital Media

  • LZ Granderson

    Senior Writer

  • Rory Brown

    President