Vice President, Content and Production Systems
Jonathan Pannaman was named vice president, content and production systems in October 2014. His team is currently developing a large-scale, IP-based ingest facility along with an MPEG MCR that will allow ESPN to substantially increase the number of events it can bring in as well as the number of non-linear distribution platforms available to distribute content. His content and production systems group works closely with all divisions of Technology and Operations.
He joined ESPN in 2007 as senior director, technology and engineering, to build and oversee engineering for the Los Angeles Production facility, ESPN’s first 3G, 1080P capable facility.
Pannaman then moved to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol in 2010 as senior director, technology. In that role, he led the team that designed many of the non-traditional production infrastructure systems at ESPN. He was the lead engineer/architect for DC-2, ESPN’s second digital center which went online in May 2014.
Before ESPN, Pannaman spent 17 years with Quantel, ultimately as chief technology officer, North America. While there, he was the lead engineer on the first HD non-linear editing and playout system for ESPN’s original Digital Center which opened in 2004 and is still the largest production editing system in the world.
He joined Quantel after seven years as senior project engineer and project manager for A. F. Associates.
Pannaman was graduated in 1983 from The City University in London with a BSc (with honors) in control, instrumentation and systems engineering.