KSE Media Ventures Promotes Carver, Zur

KSE Media Ventures, the broadcast television and radio arm of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, has elevated two members of its upper management team.

Kim Carver, who has been serving as president and CEO of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, has added oversight of World Fishing Network to her duties, while Dave Zur has been promoted to senior vice president of broadcasting and engineering for KSE Media Ventures, and will also add general manager of the KSE Network Operations Center in Centennial, Colo., to his title.

Carver has served for the past two years as president and CEO of Altitude, the Denver-based regional sports network, which televises Colorado Avalanche NHL contests and Denver Nuggets NBA action, overseeing the RSN’s business initiatives, sales and distribution efforts, programming, production and new media.  Additionally, Carver has been serving as head of WFN on an interim basis since October of 2012, stepping into the leadership role formerly held by Mark Rubinstein, and was officially named president in July of 2013. She continues these duties, adding CEO to her title and also focusing more on content development and identifying new technology opportunities for both Altitude and WFN.

“Expanding on the dynamic programming schedule and making WFN a leader in fishing and outdoor lifestyle space is my primary goal,” said Carver. “I look forward to growing Altitude and WFN side by side.”

Altitude is part of Stan Kroenke’s KSE, which also owns Outdoor Channel.  Kroenke outbid Leo Hindery Jr.’s InterMedia Partners, owner of the rival Sportsman Channel, adding Outdoor to his portfolio in May 2013 for some $267 million.

Zur as senior vice president of KSE Media Ventures has responsibilities for operations and engineering for all of KSE Media Assets, is also now serving as general manager of its network operations facility in Centennial, Colorado.  Previously, Zur was senior vice president of operations and engineering for Altitude, and before that as chief broadcast engineer for Kroenke Sports.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this team and assume these new responsibilities for all of KSE’s media assets, as well as the general manager role of the KSE Network Operations Center," said Zur. "Over the past five years, we have grown our offerings to include channel origination, media management, traffic, transmission and engineering services for our broadcast partners and clients World Fishing Network, Comcast Sportsnet Houston and the Outdoor Channel. We look forward to continuing to refine and improve these services while developing and deploying new technologies for our partners and organization”.