Altitude Sports & Entertainment veteran Ben Boylan has been elevated to president of the regional sports network.
Boylan, who has been with the RSN home to the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche since its launch a decade ago, will oversee television operations, including production, programming, creative services, marketing, and distribution efforts. Additionally, Boylan will also oversee all Nuggets and Avalanche radio operations.
At the RSN, he succeeds Kim Carver, who last month announced that she would be departing KSE Media Ventures, where she served as president and CEO of Altitude and president of World Fishing Network.
Boylan has been with Altitude Sports since its bow in 2004. Over the past two years, he has served as senior vice president of media sales, focusing on sponsorship sales for the Nuggets and Avalanche, for the Denver-based RSN that counts some 3.1 million homes in 10 states. Boylan started with Altitude as the network's local sales manager in 2004 and was promoted to general sales manager in 2005.
Boylan began his career at KOA Radio in 1986 in promotions, followed by talk show producer, before moving on to advertising sales. Boylan transitioned to Prime Sports Net as an account executive in 1991, which later became Fox Sports Network. He was promoted to local sales manager and national sales manager during his 13 years with Fox.
“We’re excited to have someone who has seen the progression of our business from the beginning elevate to the position of president, KSE Media Ventures president and CEO Matt Hutchings. “With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Ben is uniquely positioned to take us to the next level.”
Noted Boylan: “I am humbled by this opportunity. It’s an honor to lead this incredible group and I look forward to building upon the solid foundation of our team programming as well as the Altitude brand.”
In the wake of Carver’s departure, Jim Liberatore was named president and CEO of World Fishing Network. Liberatore remains CEO of Outdoor Channel, the outdoor lifestyle network owned by KSE Media Ventures, a unit of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, the Denver-based sports conglomerate owned by billionaire Stan Kroenke. KSE owns half of the dedicated angling lifestyle service.