Warner Bros. Discovery Picks Sports Chief to Navigate Streaming Era [NY Times]

Warner Bros. Discovery Picks Sports Chief to Navigate Streaming Era [NY Times]

The executive, Luis Silberwasser, will be responsible for crucial talks with the N.B.A. at a time when the value of live sports rights are soaring.
BY BENJAMIN MULLER and KEVIN DRAPER

June 9, 2022 | Warner Bros. Discovery, the media giant created by the fusion of the owners of HBO and “90 Day Fiancé,” said Thursday that it had picked an executive to manage its billions of dollars of sports rights, one of the cornerstones of the company. The company now has the rights to games from the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League.

The executive, Luis Silberwasser, will be responsible for ushering the company’s sports programming — which includes “Inside the NBA,” the N.C.A.A. March Madness men’s basketball tournament and playoff baseball — further into the streaming era.

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