Patty Power

CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

Patty Power was named the executive vice president of operations and engineering in April 2016. She most recently served as the senior vice president of operations and administration for CBS Sports Network. In her expanded role, Power is responsible for the day-to-day management of Operations and Engineering, including production management, technical management, network operations, commercial operations, post-production, and media services for all CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network’s broadcast and cable properties. She will continue to be responsible for the technical production of over 350 remotes, hundreds of hours of studio and original programming annually on CBS Sports Network, and overseeing and facilitating all major operations-related deals.

Power, an industry veteran and executive with a wide-ranging knowledge of sports television start-ups, has extensive experience in operations, production planning, and administration, and has been integral to CBS Sports Network’s growth and success since its inception. She helped launch the independent Network (then CSTV), which debuted in April 2003 and was acquired by CBS in January 2006. Power helped establish and launch the network’s VOD product.

Power continues to be responsible for the distribution and quality control of CBS Sports Network’s signal, including affiliate authorization, compliance, NOC, and commercial operations. Under her direction, CBS Sports Network built out a 20,000 square foot production facility at Chelsea Piers in New York City that included studio and post-production facilities, and a state-of-the-art digital archive management system. In addition, she helped spearhead the CBS Sports Network’s upgrade to HD production programming and distribution.

Power came to CBS Sports Network from Major League Baseball Productions, where she was the vice president of operations. In that role, she managed the day-to-day operations of the production unit, served as the operations liaison with all 30 MLB teams, managed the footage and licensing department, and oversaw the build out of MLB Production’s 25,000 square-foot, multi-level production facility in Chelsea Market in New York City.

Prior to that, Power was the vice president of operations for Classic Sports Network (ESPN Classic). As the first employee hired in the Operations department, she was responsible for building the Operations and Engineering department that launched Classic Sports Network. Power also worked at Showtime Networks as a production manager in operations and at NBC Sports. In addition, she served as a production manager for a variety of major events including the XXVI Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, GA, the Three Tenors in Concert in Los Angeles, CA and Pavarotti in the Park, in Central Park in NYC. 

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