Executive Vice President, Media Operations & Technology
As Executive Vice President of Media Operations & Technology for the NBA, Steve Hellmuth oversees the league’s broadcast operations, engineering and stats, and analytics technology departments. The global delivery of video and statistics via satellite, fiber, broadband and mobile falls under Hellmuth’s purview. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of the NBA broadcast facility standards for the design, construction and operation of NBA arenas, including lighting and camera placement in-venue.
Working with Basketball Operations, Hellmuth leads the technical development of the Replay Center and its integration in NBA telecasts and content. Under his direction, the NBA installed SportVU Player Tracking technology in every venue for the 2013-14 season, making the NBA the first major U.S. professional sports league to quantify and analyze player movement in live-game action throughout an entire season.
Prior to joining the NBA in 2000, Hellmuth served as production manager for Super Bowl XX, produced the Emmy-nominated opening telecasts for the 1986 World Series, and coordinated the production of Olympic profiles for the 1980 Moscow games. He also produced Larry Bird Night for the Boston Celtics and the on-field All-Century Team Celebration at the 1999 MLB All-Star Game.
Hellmuth graduated from Princeton University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in art history.