Bruin Sports Capital founder George Pyne discusses a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his quarterback son’s committing to the University of Notre Dame. Pyne also discusses the past and future of Nascar, a media landscape in which Comcast and Disney are bidding for Fox’s assets -- including a gaggle of regional sports networks -- and how the rise of direct-to-consumer networks has changed the sports media landscape. Pyne also touches on what the investment climate looks like for assets in the sports media landscape.
Pyne is a former executive at Nascar and IMG, where he served as president of the sports and entertainment division. He served as Nascar’s chief operating officer, becoming only the second non-member of the France family to serve on its board. He founded Bruin to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies.
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