VP, Programming & Acquisitions
ESPN

Some of ESPN’s top programs, like “Monday Night Football,” major golf events and the NBA finals, fall under LaPlaca’s watch. “MNF” saw its highest-rated and most-viewed season. The challenge? “Staying in front of the constant change in sports and our industry” while “making sure to not lose sight of the ultimate goal: delivering on our ‘best screen available’ philosophy for fans and for our partners.”

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Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

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