Senior Vice President & GM, Motorsports, Sportvision
David Knise is the Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Company’s motorsports business unit. In this position, Knise is responsible for overseeing all current motorsports products and partnerships, as well as strategic business development initiatives, encompassing applications for all media platforms, including broadcast, interactive, iTV, wireless, gaming and more.
Knise came to Sportvision with a wealth of experience as a senior level executive in the wireless and web technology sectors for established companies, including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and AMC Networks. Knise spent five years at WWE as the Vice President of Interactive Development for the Global Media, Mobile Division, where he successfully launched and managed their global mobile business. He was also responsible for negotiating mobile content contracts with operators around the globe.
Additionally, Knise managed the business development, product development, marketing and operations for WWE’s digital products and services. Highlights during his tenure at WWE included the creation of a multi-million dollar global mobile business, utilizing WAP, SMS, PSMS and revenue generating downloadable technologies. In addition, Knise led the relaunch of WWE.com and increased page views and unique visitors by over four times. Other interactive development included a two screen experience (web/TV) that generated more than 100,000 registrations and the development of a fantasy game that attracted more than 200,000 participants. The two-screen interactive viewing experience was also successfully introduced at AMC Networks, where Knise was responsible for AMC brands, New Media Division.
Prior to his tenure at WWE and AMC Networks, Knise founded and operated a full-service digital studio, where his roster of clients included several Fortune 500 companies.