The Business of Sports (updated)


Todd Boehly, President, Guggenheim Partners

Jimmy Connors, Tennis Champion

Wayne Gretzky, Former Player and Head Coach, NHL; Member, Hockey Hall of Fame

Joseph Ravitch, Partner, Raine Group, LLC

Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer, Time Warner Cable


Jim Gray, Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox News and Dial Global Radio

Salaries, viewership, team value – records are being broken in sports, and we’re not talking about player stats. It largely comes down to the spellbound TV watcher who can’t get enough. This has led to incredibly lucrative broadcast deals – adding millions of dollars to teams’ bottom line and ever-more programming for the insatiable fans. Can the pie continue to expand and the numbers continue to rise? What about the experience of those who go to games? How are owners keeping up? What are the challenges and opportunities for those in the sports business today? Our panel of stars will discuss valuations, how teams and players are marketed and opportunities on a global scale.

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