The Pac-12 Network has a new leader. Sports media veteran Mark Shuken has been named President of the channel, and will be tasked with overseeing the operation. His previous experience includes managing media groups such as Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Fox Sports and Liberty Media. His start date is Tuesday September 6th.
Shuken fills the vacancy left behind by former president Lydia Murphy-Stephans, who stepped down in June. The network is hoping his long history of running sports networks will come in handy in further establishing the brand, and helping the channel gain additional clearance.
“Mark Shuken has consistently delivered growth across all areas of the sports media business and his track record of success and effective leadership makes him the right choice to take our Pac-12 Networks to the next level,” Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “In a rapidly changing media landscape, Pac-12 Networks is well positioned to take advantage of new technologies, platforms and consumer habits, and Mark’s creative leadership skills and expertise will enable us to continue to best serve our fans and University members.”