CHM Revolutionaries: MLB Advanced Media's Robert A. Bowman in Conversation with John Hollar

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[Recorded: March 4, 2014] "Major League Baseball Advanced Media -- BAM, for short -- is as technologically sophisticated as any company, anywhere." -- Fast Company Bob Bowman serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MLB Advanced Media, a position he has held since 2000. Following Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig's recommendation in January 2000, professional baseball owners voted to centralize their collective internet and interactive media operations under one roof by building a technology company -- MLBAM. Over its first 13 years guided by Bowman and his team, MLBAM's developmental evolution and work in the interactive space has not only made it a model for building a successful and sustainable 21st Century digital media operation, but ultimately may define it as one of the great American business success stories. MLBAM, the largest New York born-and-bred technology company, has a proprietary multimedia ecosystem that is a one-of-a-kind graft of internet infrastructure and traditional television broadcasting. It is designed, built and managed internally for the acquisition, production and delivery of live and on-demand HD sports and non-sports content to millions of users. MLBAM supports dozens of partners for encoding and streaming more than 20,000 live events annually. MLBAM: A Box Score 8th Most Valuable Privately Owned Tech Company in the World (Business Insider) 9th Most Valuable Global Sports Brand (Forbes) 13 million visits to MLB.com per day during baseball season 10th highest-grossing iOS app ever (MLB.com At Bat) 10 million downloads of MLB.com At Bat in 2013 (+49% YOY) 1.5 petabytes of live and on-demand baseball video content generated by MLBAM each season Catalog Number: 102740108 Lot Number: X7131.2014