ANTHONY CICIONE

President, Game TV, VP Operations, Anthem Sports & Entertainment

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  • More than 30 years of broadcast and digital media experience​

  • Oversees all operations including playout, traffic, signal distribution and facilities for Anthem

  • 10 years as VP of Programming & Production at The Score Television Network

  • 10 years as sports producer at Global Television Network

  • Various roles within Olympic Broadcast Services since 2010

  • Instructor and Advisory Board Member at College of Sports Media

CHAD MIDGLEY

President, Game+, VP Programming & Production

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  • More than 22 years of media programming experience​

  • 15 years as VP Programming & Content at Fight Network

  • 7 years in programming at The Score Television Network

  • Conceptualized, launched Fantasy Sports Network (now Game+) and Fight Network

  • Key roles on events involving, among others NBA, MLB, NHL, CFL, PGA Tour, UFC and multiple combat sports promotions

RANDY BROWN

Senior Vice President of Distribution

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  • 30-year senior executive in video content distribution and marketing

  • Currently manages all distribution of Anthem channels in North America

  • Executive Vice President of Distribution for ONE World Sports

  • Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales & Marketing for Outdoor Channel, including launching global expansion adding 10.5 million overseas subscribers across 52 Asian and European markets in six languages

  • Senior VP of Distribution for Tennis Channel, six years from inception to carriage in 47 of the top 50 markets

  • 15 years at ESPN, overseeing domestic distribution of ESPN’s networks in 17 states and developing distribution strategies contributing to the successful launches of ESPN2 and ESPNEWS

LARRY SCHWARTZ

GM Digital

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  • More than 25 years in MET (media, technology, and entertainment)

  • As GM of Digital, responsible for the development, expansion and monetization of Anthem’s digital footprint

  • Transformed a content producer to a digital media venture with 4x growth in revenue YoY. Represented client in structuring and AOL venture company; Direct-to-consumer social media platforms

  • President at Wordwave, a Highland Capital portfolio company, developing early voice search technologies; sold into customers including Cisco, Thompson Financial, and Wells Fargo.

  • Former management positions with Disney, General Electric (Six Sigma Certification), and Bloomberg; P&L responsibilities, key driver to $50M increase in revenue, market expansion

ANTHONY BURROUGHS

Vice President, Sales

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  • More than a dozen years of media sales experience

  • Oversees all Canadian ad sales

  • Nearly a decade selling for Canada’s leading sports networks -- Rogers Sportsnet and Bell Media - TSN

  • Helped launch TVA Sports for Quebecor Media

  • Managed sales for sporting events including NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, MLB World Series, NBA Finals, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, World Jr. Hockey Championships, UEFA Euro Soccer, FIFA World Cup Soccer, and the CFL Grey Cup.