BALTIMORE, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Amit Mathur has been named Vice President of Product Engineering. Mr. Mathur will report to Kevin Cotlove, Vice President & General Manager of Digital Operations, and will work to continue to scale Sinclair's digital publishing platform and expanding suite of digital products and services.
"I am thrilled to join Sinclair and have an opportunity to develop and enhance audience experiences that take advantage of the company's expansive local news and content operations," Mr. Mathur said. "Sinclair has a long track record of technical innovation and industry leadership. I'm excited to join the company and contribute to those continued efforts."
In making the announcement, Kevin Cotlove commented, "Amit brings a strong background of leadership and software engineering excellence, and his expertise in building large-scale consumer products will help position Sinclair for continued digital audience growth."
Mr. Mathur most recently served as the Head of Engineering of the Player and Developer Experience team at Electronic Arts (EA), where he led engineering, product management, program management, and quality assurance for EA's Digital Gaming Platform. Prior to that he has held various leadership roles at Tango, a leading mobile social platform; Microsoft as an early member of the incubation team that built the Microsoft Azure cloud platform including Linux on Azure; and Symantec where he helped apply advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to detect unsafe websites. Mr. Mathur holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and is dedicated to impactful journalism with a local focus. The Company has multiple national networks, live local sports production, as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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