Chris Halton

NBA, VP, Media and Distribution Technology

Chris Halton serves as the vice president of media and distribution Technology for the NBA, where he is responsible for leading technical strategies for the league’s digital media acquisition, distribution, and archiving platforms.

Since joining the NBA in April 2014, Halton has implemented new digital and broadcast technologies for NBA statistics and video distribution such as the new continuous game feeds to global NBA partners, as well as introducing NBA’s Content & Audience Network. Halton also played a key role in the creation of the NBA Replay Center which debuted in the 2014-15 season, overseeing all software development for the application.

Before joining the NBA, Halton spent eight years as the vice president and chief technology officer for CNBC. While there he oversaw the software design, development, and technical support of CNBC’s online, mobile, and on-air platforms, as well as on-air television systems such as CNBC’s Market Data Ticker Plant, real-time on-air graphic systems, and supporting self-service Newsroom Publishing Tools.

Halton began his professional career in 1995 as a design engineer with Sandvik Coromant in Fair Lawn, N.J. He was promoted to technical lead in 1998, responsible for the build-out and management of the company’s e-commerce web offerings.

Halton graduated from Kean University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and design.

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