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Zach Leonsis | Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Sponsor Talk

As part of our #SponsorshipConnect event series, our team had a chance to sit down and chat with Zach Leonsis of Monumental Sports & Entertainment to discuss his company's approach to OTT, e-sports and the world of sports gambling. 

32mins

9 Jun 2020

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Special Guest: Zach Leonsis

Off The Bench

MSE's SVP of Strategic Initiatives Zach Leonsis joins the show to discuss the evolution of Esports, Wizards District Gaming's start to the 2K season, Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington's content and programming during the pandemic, how sports without fans could be broadcast differently, and more. The Off The Bench podcast is presented by the Alibaba Group.

23mins

26 May 2020

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Token CEO

Friday Guest: Zach Leonsis of Monumental Sports joins Erika on the show today. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Zach is responsible for growing brands like the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, and Team Liquid. The two discuss owning a sports team in the midst of a pandemic, the growth of Esports, and charting his own path in a family business... If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast:Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEOInstagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceoSpotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA

18mins

15 May 2020

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241. Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Sports With Friends

This episode was recorded before the sports world shut down due to the coronavirus. However, this episode with Zach Leonsis is about the innovative ways fans can consume sports, and how Washington DC sports fans benefit from it.He is also the son of Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics owner Ted Leonsis. We also learn what Zach did with the Stanely Cup when the Capitals won it in 2018.Zach Leonsis is Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports and Entertainment and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms.In 2016, Leonsis led the transformation of Monumental Sports Network - co-owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment and NBC Sports Group - from an ad-based blogging platform into a direct-to-fan service content provider.Follow Zach on Twitter @ZacharyLeonsis

42mins

18 Mar 2020

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241. Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Sports With Friends

This episode was recorded before the sports world shut down due to the coronavirus. However, this episode with Zach Leonsis is about the innovative ways fans can consume sports, and how Washington DC sports fans benefit from it.He is also the son of Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics owner Ted Leonsis. We also learn what Zach did with the Stanely Cup when the Capitals won it in 2018.Zach Leonsis is Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports and Entertainment and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms.In 2016, Leonsis led the transformation of Monumental Sports Network - co-owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment and NBC Sports Group - from an ad-based blogging platform into a direct-to-fan service content provider.Follow Zach on Twitter @ZacharyLeonsis

42mins

18 Mar 2020

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Monumental's Zach Leonsis talks media and WSC co-founder Aviv Arnon on the Israeli startup scene

SportsPro Podcast

As the coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly, digital editor Tom Bassam and editorial director Michael Long discuss the extent of the impact the outbreak is having on the sports calendar so far (1:22). Conversation then moves to DAZN's plans to expand to more than 200 territories later this year, while using its global boxing rights content to build out its offering (14:10). Monumental Sports & Entertainment's SVP of strategic initiatives, Zach Leonsis, is on for an in-depth discussion about its plans ahead (20:33).  Plus, WSC Sports' Aviv Arnon offers insight into why Israel is enjoying a sports tech boom (52:02).

59mins

4 Mar 2020

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Zach Leonsis - SVP, Monumental Sports

Front Office Features

Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Innovations for Monumental Sports & Entertainment and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network; and a Sports Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner joined the podcast today. Zach is part of the executive team that runs a massive organization which includes the: Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and seemingly a thousand other sports brands. Zach discusses the leading role Monumental Sports is taking in regards to sports betting and e-sports, and where he sees these industries going in the coming years. Zach reiterates one key principal we discuss all the time, effort and attitude! Plus a crazy story of Alexander Ovechkin dunking during a pickup basketball game.  Help us spread the word of Front Office Features. Follow us on social media and please give our podcast a 5-star review! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

12 Feb 2020

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Episode #5 ft Zach Leonsis of Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast

Angela is joined by Zach Leonsis, the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports & Entertainment and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network. Zach talks about his diverse role managing content and innovation at Monumental, along with his work within the community of Washington DC. Angela and Zach go over the sports betting landscape in the nation's capital and the William Hill sportsbook launching inside Capital One Arena.

44mins

17 Dec 2019

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Zach Leonsis: SVP of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

The Bond

Zach Leonsis is SVP Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports & Entertainment and GM of Monumental Sports Network. Our conversation bounces from the long-term fandom of the Washington Capitals which was optimized during the Stanley Cup championship run to carefully understanding each fan base needs from all the teams they own (Game 1 for their Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals is Sunday). We spent time on the importance of being transparent with your customers…this was compelling to me. It’s rarely talked about publicly and Zach hits it head on. It’s also a key reason why fans like and appreciate Zach, his father Ted and the Monumental organization.

25mins

26 Sep 2019

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Zach Leonsis

Leaders Sport Business Podcast

Monumental by name, monumental by nature | NHL vs NBA ownership | esports | gaming | the family business | new OTT models | sports betting | international acquisitions. Zach Leonsis (interview starts at 7.59) is SVP of Strategic Initiatives and GM of Monumental Sports Network, and his influence and interest extends across the group's growing suite of assets, which includes the Washington Wizards NBA team, the Washington Capitals NHL team, the Washington Wizards WNBA team, and Capital One Arena. The group, owned and helmed by Zach's father Ted, also has interests in esports, American football, and broadcast media, and it is on the development of these new, growing businesses that Leonsis junior aims most of his focus. In 2016, Leonsis spearheaded the transformation of Monumental Sports Network, the regional network co-owned by Monumental and NBC, from an ad-based blogging platform into a subscription model direct-to-consumer comprehensive broadcast product. A huge investment in programming has led to significant uptick in subscriptions. Leonsis sat down with Leaders at SBJ's CAA World Congress of Sport, at which he was picking up a 40 Under 40 award, earlier this month. On the conversational agenda: - The breadth and scale of the work he's involved in at Monumental; - Winning the Stanley Cup for the first time with the Wizards last year; - The differences between operating NBA and NHL franchises; - The 'wild journey' he's on with Monumental's investments in esports - including Fortnite publisher Epic Games; - Unorthodox subscription bundles and the new OTT models esports is inspiring; - Sports betting, the opportunity, the challenges, and the misconceptions; - His experience working alongside Owner, CEO and father, Ted Leonsis; - His thoughts on sports ownership, and the chance of a Monumental acquisition outside the US. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; line-height: 17.0px; font: 13.0px Geneva}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; line-height: 17.0px; font: 13.0px Geneva; min-height: 17.0px}li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; line-height: 17.0px; font: 13.0px Geneva}span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre}ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc}

37mins

25 Apr 2019

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