YES Network Promotes Mike Webb to Senior Director of Broadcast Operations

Mike Webb has been promoted to senior director of broadcast operations at the YES Network. Webb, who played a pivotal role in the March 2002 launch of YES, had been director of broadcast operations. In his new role, he will now manage all operations originating from YES’ Stamford, CT Studios. In addition, the five-time Emmy Award-winner will continue to oversee all remote operations for YES’ New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets telecasts and manage operations and budgets for all other YES programming.

Upon joining the YES Network in November 2001, Webb researched and contracted for network origination and studio services, satellite services, mobile unit vendors, and post-production facilities, and hired the network’s engineering and support staff.

In the ensuing years, Webb oversaw the building out of YES’ HD production and master control facilities in 2007 and the introduction of YES’ newest production and satellite trucks. Webb also played a significant role when YES produced the first two 3D Major League Baseball games last year.

“Mike’s pre-launch involvement was critical in the successful debut of YES in 2002, and he has continued to be intimately involved in every aspect of our studio and remote operations,” says Ed Delaney VP of Operations at YES Network, to whom Webb will continue to report. “Mike’s foresight has ensured that YES has been a pioneer as it relates to industry-wide developments such as HD, satellite and production trucks, fiber transmission, and 3D.”

Prior to joining the YES Network, Webb spent 20 years working in various capacities at the ABC Television Network. He had most recently been a production executive for ABC Sports, working on such franchises as Wide World of Sports and College Football Scoreboard Show, as well as the network’s golf and figure skating coverage. Webb also managed production of ABC Sports’ Super Bowl XXXVI Pre-Game Show.

Webb’s production credits at ABC Sports include three Super Bowl Pre-Game Shows, two World Series, one MLB National League Championship Series, four New York City Marathons, Monday Night Football, College Football, the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500. Webb joined ABC in 1982, working in the finance department.