Jon Pannaman

ESPN, VP, Content and Production Systems

Jonathan Pannaman joined ESPN in 2007 as senior director of technology and engineering to build and oversee engineering for the Los Angeles Production facility, ESPN’s first 3G, 1080P capable facility.

Pannaman then moved to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol in 2010. He was team lead and architect for ESPN’s second digital center, DC-2’s J2K compressed infrastructure, which has been in operation for over two and a half years. He and his team have also created and deployed a large-scale, all IP-based ingest facility for ESPN in support of its REMI and editing expansion efforts.

Before ESPN, Pannaman spent 17 years with Quantel, ultimately as chief technology officer, North America. While there, he was the lead engineer on the first HD non-linear editing and playout system for ESPN's original digital center. The center opened in 2004 and is still the largest in the world.

Pannaman joined Quantel after seven years as senior project engineer and project manager for A. F. Associates. He graduated in 1983 from the City University in London with a BSc (honors) in control, instrumentation, and systems engineering.

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