Bill Bridgen

Title: President, Comcast SportsNet New England

Years in Cable: 20

Education: BA, Gettysburg College; JD, Temple University School of Law

One Word that Best
Describes Me: Transparent

 

Like any good Boston professional sports player, Bridgen beats the competition by staying ahead of the game. He’s committed to delivering viewers their New England sports content when they want it and how they want it. Be it TV, mobile device, computer, iPad or any other groundbreaking technology that are in the process of emerging, Bridgen is laying the groundwork now for successes in the future.

Virtual Reality is: A future killer app. The question is how long it takes to go from great potential to a viable business application. In other words, what is the business model that will support VR?

What was your first job? Concrete laborer in NYC, Local 59. After each high rise building concrete floor was poured & set, I disassembled and stacked the wooden molds from the hardened concrete floors so the carpenters could build the next floor’s mold. I spent three summers and three winters doing this during school breaks. This job left me with an indelible appreciation for any line of work that requires more of your mind than your back.

Favorite Charity event you work with: Horizons for Homeless Children Week. Horizons is an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families. CSN holds an Annual “Horizons Week” in an effort to garner awareness and generate donations for this charity.

 “Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper”, mine is: Choose with no regret.

Hoverboard, driverless car, or drone? Easy and it isn’t close: driverless car. Autopilot already exists on certain 2015 model cars and it is a safe and incredible advancement. The driverless car will be the next step and, since I detest any time spent in a car, I can’t wait for it to arrive.

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