Sinclair Broadcast Group, inc (Nasdaq: SBGI) media industry veteran Brian Hunt is Head of OTT & CTV Advertising Sales based in New York City.
Hunt is responsible for the monetization of multiple premium connnectedTV and over-the-top digital video services. These services including the launch of the fastest growing digital product in Sinclair’s history - CompulseOTT which is a data driven ad platform. His responsibilities also include Sinclair’s rapidly growing local broadcast inventory and national platforms for local news featuring over 300 local broadcast stations – NewsOn In addition, Sinclair’s direct-to-consumer advertising supported OTT service – STIRR. Hunt will also focus on Sinclair’s recent acquisition of 23 regional sports networks along with Chicago Cubs Marquee and The Tennis Channel. Hunt is an industry thought leader and contributor on numerous industry panels and advisory boards.
Prior to Sinclair Hunt was Corporate Vice President of TEGNA’s Premion OTT Division as its first employee. During Hunt’s tenure at Premion, he oversaw Sales, Publisher Relationships, Contracts, Operations and Strategy.
Prior to TEGNA, Hunt held a variety of leadership positions in the industry. He was the Senior Vice President of Viamedia , a cable ad sales representation firm where he established and renewed key partnerships including: Centurylink, Google Fiber, Verizon Fios, Time Warner and others. Hunt spent the majority of his career over 15 years at NBCUniversal as Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales & Marketing in the Cable Distribution Group and other key NBCU positions.
Hunt has a BS in Finance from Southern Illinois University, M.B.A. from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, MO and an Executive Management Degree from Harvard Business School. Hunt lives in the New York City Suburbs with his wife and three children.