Patty Power is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration for CBS Sports Network, the first 24-hour college sports network. An executive with wide-ranging knowledge of sports television start-ups, Power helped launch the independent Network (then CSTV), which debuted in April 2003 and was acquired by CBS in January 2006. Power manages the operations, engineering and administration departments, including production management, technical management, network operations, commercial operations, post production, media services, and human resources. She is responsible for the technical production of over 250 remotes and hundreds of hours of studio and original programming annually, as well as interfacing with the CBS Sports division on all production matters.
Power also oversees the development of new technology and production enhancements for the network, and facilitates all major operations related deals. She helped establish and launch the network’s VOD product. Under her direction, the Network has grown into a multi-media leader in the industry, which is available to over 95 million households.
Power has extensive experience in operations, production planning and administration, and has been integral to CBS Sports Network’s growth and success since the Network’s inception. She is responsible for the distribution and quality control of the Network’s signal, including affiliate authorization, compliance, NOC and commercial operations. Under her direction, the Network built out a 20,000 square foot production facility at Chelsea Piers in New York City that includes studio and post production facilities, and a state-of-the-art digital archive management system. In addition, Power has helped spearhead the Network’s upgrade to High Definition production programming and distribution.
Power came to CBS Sports Network from Major League Baseball Productions, where she was Vice President of Operations. In that role, Power managed the day-to-day operations of the production unit, served as the operations liaison with all 30 MLB teams, managed the footage and licensing department and oversaw the build out of MLB Production’s 25,000 square foot multi-level production facility in Chelsea Market, New York.
Prior to that, Power was Vice President, Operations for Classic Sports Network (ESPN Classic). As the first employee hired in the Operations department, she was responsible for building the Operations and Engineering department that launched Classic Sports Network. Power also worked at Showtime Networks as a Production Manager in Operations and at NBC Sports. In addition, she served as a Production Manager for a variety of major events including the XXVI Olympics in Atlanta, GA, the Three Tenors in Concert in Los Angeles, Calif. and Pavarotti in the Park, Central Park, NY.
Power is an Executive Board Member of Sports Video Group and is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Power graduated from Farmingdale State College with a BA in Business Management. She currently resides in Garden City, New York with her husband and son.