Bloomberg Television Debuts ‘Sportfolio’ with Rick Horrow

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Sports Analyst and Dealmaker Rick Horrow Interviews the Business Personalities behind the Biggest Names in Sports

New York -- Next Wednesday, September 14th at 9:00 PM/ET and PT, Bloomberg Television goes inside the multibillion dollar business of sports with the new weekly program, “Sportfolio,” hosted by sports dealmaker and analyst Rick Horrow.

Each week, Horrow, the CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures and architect of more than $13 billion in major sports deals, will talk to sports leaders about the business and economics of the game. In Wednesday’s premiere, Horrow sits down with Related Companies founder, chairman and CEO Steve Ross to discuss his professional achievements and ownership stake in the Miami Dolphins. On September 21st, Horrow interviews legendary golfer and businessman Jack Nicklaus, followed by a special NHL season opener program with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on September 28th. Tune in each Wednesday at 9 PM/ET and PT for additional interviews with New York Giants owner Steve Tisch, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and more.

“I’m looking forward to hosting Bloomberg TV’s first program on the business of sports,” said Horrow. “I’ll be on the ground across America, having conversations with some of the top sports personalities I’ve known over the years, and offering a new perspective on the economics of the game.”

“As a sports dealmaker himself, Rick is able to bring in-depth conversations with the business leaders, sports stars and entertainment names he’s worked with over the past 30 years,” said Maia Samuel, executive producer, Bloomberg Television. “This show is an opportunity for viewers to go inside the boardroom and see the decisions that influence professional sports.”

As CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures (HSV), Horrow served as the architect of more than 100 major deals, worth $13 billion, in sports, performing arts and urban infrastructure projects including the development of major stadiums and arenas. Horrow also served as a consultant for the NFL, Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour and NASCAR, in addition to hosting national radio programs for FOX Sports and Sports Byline USA and TV segments on FOX Sports and ESPN. He is the author of “When the Game is on the Line” and co-author of “Beyond the Scoreboard: An Insider’s Guide to the Business of Sport.” Horrow has also served as Visiting Expert on Sports Law at The Harvard Law School, where he received his degree.

About Bloomberg Television

Bloomberg Television, currently available in more than 270 million homes worldwide, reaches some of the world’s most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With hubs in New York, London and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets. For more information on Bloomberg Television, please visit www.bloomberg.com/tv and follow us on Twitter (@BloombergTV) and Facebook.

About Horrow Sports Ventures

Horrow Sports Ventures (http://www.horrowsports.com) is the leading facility development advisor to teams, leagues, universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Horrow Sports Ventures clients consider Rick Horrow’s high media profile of equal value to his sports facilities expertise, and work with him regularly to develop content that presents their message while providing greater to fans eager to dig deeper into the business behind their favorite sports.

Contact for Bloomberg:

Jocelyn Austin, +1 212-617-8185, jbaustin@bloomberg.net

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