Patty Power was named Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering in April 2016. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration for CBS Sports Network, the first 24-hour college sports network. 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 also is responsible for the technical production of over 350 remotes, hundreds of hours of studio and original programming annually on CBS Sports Network, oversee and facilitate all major operations-related deals.
Power, an industry veteran and executive with 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. Under her direction, CBS Sports Network has grown into a multi-media leader in the industry, which is available to over 95 million households.
Power is 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 High Definition production programming and distribution.
Power came to CBS Sports Network from Major League Baseball Productions, where she was 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 Vice President, 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, Calif. and Pavarotti in the Park, in Central Park in New York City.
Power is an Executive Board Member of Sports Video Group and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She graduated from Farmingdale State College with a B.A. in Business Management. Power currently resides in Garden City, N.Y. with her husband and son.