Gareth Evans is a Senior Client Services Manager for OpSec Security. He provides live streaming anti-piracy services for global sports rights holders including the NFL, NHL, NBA and Formula One Racing. He has nearly 20 years’ experience working with B2B clients from around the world, providing them with the best possible customer experience. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of in Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
On August 18, 2022, Albert Pujols hit a grand slam against Austin Gomber for his 690th career home run. A clip of that home run was posted on Reddit before the official Major League Baseball (MLB) app was updated. Three years ago, the post would have been taken down quickly. Today, it has thousands of fans commenting on it instead. In 2020, MLB reversed course on a long-established content policy by going beyond simply allowing fans to post clips and highlights of MLB games. They introduced Film Room, a product that lets fans search clips, make reels, and post them to social media. This decision was made with intent – to take back control over how its media was being used online. “I think we’re at the point now where we believe that making our content available for our fans, particularly our younger fans, in a way that’s easy for them to consume, is really important,” Chris Marinak, MLB’s chief operations and strategy officer told Sporting News.