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Published:February 21st, 2007 13:54 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jim Martin, President of Altitude Sports & Entertainment

Judyth Piazza chats with Jim Martin, President of Altitude Sports & Entertainment

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Jim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, is responsible for development and operation of Altitude, and for oversight of media operations for Denver based parent company, Kroenke Sports Enterprises.   

Martin joined Altitude following successful stints at a number of major media corporations.  In the mid-1990s, he was the first Chief Operating Officer of FOX Sports Net, overseeing all aspects of that network`s launch and operation.  He was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Business Operations for FOX/Liberty Networks, which owned such networks as FOX Sports Net, with its then twelve regional sports networks, and FX, FOX Sports World, and FOX Sports Americas, as well as partnership interests in other networks such as Speedvision and Outdoor Life.  Martin was instrumental in creating and launching new FOX Sports Net regionals, FOX Sports Net Arizona, FOX Sports Net Detroit and FOX Sports Net West 2.       

Martin came to FOX Sports Net through its merger with Liberty Sports, Inc. where he had been President of Regional Network Operations for Liberty Sports` Prime Sports networks.  In that position, Martin was responsible for overseeing and managing Liberty Media Corporation`s owned-and-operated regional networks, as well as managing Liberty Media`s investments in other regional channels.  He was Vice President and COO of Liberty Media Corporation from 1991 through 1994.  Prior to Liberty Media Martin practiced as a corporate attorney. 

After leaving Fox at the end of 1999, Martin served as a consultant to various cable television programming services, including certain regional sports operations.  

A 1977 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Martin graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1980 with a Juris Doctor degree.  Martin, his wife Jana, and their children reside in Loveland, Colorado.

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