100 - VENN Co-Founder and Co-CEO Ariel Horn
Few individuals have left a more indelible mark on the way viewers watch esports broadcasts than Ariel Horn. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by the co-founder and co-CEO of the streaming esports network, VENN. Throughout Horn's career, he has helped take esports from niche convention halls to packed stadiums with global viewership in the billions of hours. He helped pioneer the way esports broadcasts are produced while overseeing production of BlizzCon for Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games’ League of Legends. This year, Horn has teamed up with Ben Kusin to launch VENN – a new network aimed at gaming, esports and entertainment audiences. In this chat with SVG's Chief Editor Jason Dachman, Horn recounts war stories from his years on the front lines and provides a look at what VENN means for the future of the sports media industry. The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.