Tennis Channel welcomes Gary Lang
LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel today announced the appointment of long-time television producer Gary Lang to vice president, production. The seasoned executive will report to Bob Whyley, senior vice president of production and coordinating producer, creative, effective immediately.
“We’re thrilled to have Gary on the team to help us build on the strong foundation that’s already in place,” said Whyley. “His track record producing major sporting events and related programming are incredibly impressive - as proven by his many accolades. We’re very excited and look forward to Gary’s immediate impact on our tournament coverage.”
Lang’s responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of the production department’s creative content for its coverage of the Grand Slams, domestic tournament remotes and daily studio productions.
Lang comes to Tennis Channel with twenty years of experience in the sports programming world. Having worked for Fox Sports from 1994-2008, he was responsible for the look and style of the network during his tenure and also served as vice president, special projects, for a stint. While at Fox, Lang had a hand in the production of many major sporting events including the World Series and Super Bowl. He also was responsible for the majority of segments and presentations that aired, including a groundbreaking 3-D sports film that utilized technology seen in Hollywood blockbuster films. Throughout his career, Lang has won a total of 17 Emmy Awards, including seven for the World Series and MLB All-Star Game, one for “Best Studio Show” for MLB on Fox and three for “Best Show Opening” for three different programs. Most recently, Lang produced Thursday Night Football for the NFL Network.
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
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