One World Sports has hired industry veteran Randy Brown to lead its affiliate sales efforts.
The global sports service named Brown, whose career has included stints with Outdoor Channel, Tennis Channel and ESPN, as executive vice president of distribution. He is charged with expanding distribution of One World Sports, which currently counts Dish Network, Cablevision, Mediacom and Google Fiber as affiliates, via linear and digital platforms.
Based in Los Angeles and New York, Brown will report directly to One World Sports president and CEO Alexander “Sandy” Brown (no relation).
“Randy is just the person to help take One World Sports to the next level in the network’s expanded U.S. distribution among MVPDs seeking to leverage the burgeoning interest in global sports, especially among the hard-to-reach millennials,” said Sandy Brown. “He is one of the most respected TV distribution executives in the industry, and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome him to the executive roster of our global sports network.”
At Outdoor Channel, which he joined in 2007, Brown grew the network’s domestic subscriber base by 12.3 million, while launching branded networks in Europe and Asia. He previously spent six years as head of distribution at the Tennis Channel, where he helped launch the network into 18 million homes. He also spent 14 years in affiliate sales at ESPN.
“One World Sports taps into what competitive MVPDs highly desire—exclusive sports programming that appeals to younger, globally minded viewers,” Randy Brown said. “I’m thrilled to hit the ground running and be part of the One World Sports team.”