World Championship Sports Network (WCSN), the first multi-platform network dedicated to creating a 24/7, 360 degree destination for interacting with and viewing athletes and international sports federation competitions from around the world, announced today that Bo LaMotte will serve as the network’s new senior vice president of affiliate relations. LaMotte, with his extensive experience involving strategic planning and contract negotiations, will help expand and build WCSN as a major sports network across cable TV and other distribution platforms.
LaMotte comes to WCSN from the Tribune Company at Superstation WGN, where he performed the duties of vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, creating and developing strategies to increase network distribution. While at the Tribune Company, LaMotte was instrumental in creating and implementing plans that resulted in top ten MSO contract renewals, increased distribution and 100 percent contract signage of over 40 non-top ten MSO contracts.
“Bo knows the distribution business” said Claude Ruibal, CEO of WCSN. “He has established himself as an expert negotiator and skillful relationship builder. We are confident Bo will be integral to growing WCSN programming distribution across North America.”
Prior to working at the Tribune Company, LaMotte was the vice president, affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Family/ABC Cable Networks where he successfully increased contract renewals and distribution with a number of major MSOs.
World Championship Sports Network is the first network committed exclusively to showcasing the world’s best athletes in major international sports competitions from around the world. Over the past year, WCSN has delivered over 500 hours of live event programming through their Web site including track and field, rowing, swimming, skiing, fencing, volleyball, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling and canoe/kayak slalom world championships world championships, creating an online destination for the athletes and fans of these sports.
About World Championship Sports Network
World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is the first multi-platform network dedicated to creating a 24/7, 360 degree destination for interacting with and viewing athletes and international sports competitions from around the world; on TV, online and on handheld devices. With exclusive long-term programming agreements with over 20 major international sports federations, including track and field, gymnastics, skiing, volleyball, and many others, WCSN delivers exciting world-class competitions that can’t be seen anywhere else. WCSN was co-founded by Claude Ruibal, chairman & CEO and Tom Hipkins, EVP & general counsel and is managed in coordination with Carlos Silva, president & COO. The company has a strategic partnership agreement with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet Company of Major League Baseball. For more information, please visit http://www.wcsn.com/.
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Bob Gold & Associates