Ed Frazier is the Vice Chair of Rural Media Group. Prior to his role as Vice Chairman, Mr. Frazier was the CEO of Rural Media Group, he guided the growth of the Networks’, accounting for over half of the revenue. Ed has been active in developing media operations for 25 years. His most recent activities include advanced video streaming and Internet solutions. Mr. Frazier was instrumental in the growth of Penny Sports web streaming that has produced over 750 events for High Schools,
Frazier has over 20 years in the development of regional national and global cable television networks. He co-founded Home Sports Entertainment, which grew into Liberty Sports, a holding company comprised of 27 operating divisions and generating revenues of 750 million annually.
Ed is considered one of the founding fathers of the Regional sports television industry. His work in originating networks, implementing advanced technologies, and developing program genre earned him an Emmy, Addy, awards and induction in the Broadband Hall of Fame. Frazier pioneered the first satellite subscription sports network SSN, and the first global television network. He founded Prime Sports; a global operation distributing sports including MLB, NBA, NHL, Europe and South American Futbol, Cricket, Tennis, and boxing. In addition to professional sports the companies secured, distributed 119 collegiate programs. Included in his portfolio of programming are news, drama, and entertainment programs. He led the Merger with Fox Sports Net. The company started in 1984 with a desk and a telephone and sold for 1.2 billion in 1996. Ed also served as the Chairman of the board of NTN, a publicly traded company, and is on the board of Centerpost, a private equity firm and BizTalk Radio that serves over 300 radio stations.
Mr. Frazier’s ventures include commercial real estate, Wireless, and Social TV. Frazier serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the NRB Television Network.
– Present (6 years 6 months)
Everything Internet is a weekly syndicated radio show covering emerging developments of the Internet. Co-Host Lisa McKibben and Ed keep listeners informed on what is developing on the Internet and how to harness it to make a "Net Profit with Their Net Presence". The show airs on Sunday afternoon on KSKY 660 in the Dallas Area, and is available as a pod cast from the I Tunes store as a free Subscription down load. The show features some of the top experts in Social Media, LinkedIn, Ebay, E-mail, e-commerce, Pintrest, Twitter, Facebook and more. A must listen for any one wanting to improve their Internet performance. Sponsored by http://spotonwebsite.com and BizTV.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Rural Media Group
– Present (11 years 11 months)Omaha Nebraska
Ed supported founder Patrick Gottsch in the development of RFD TV network. Taking it from a start up to over 60 million homes nationwide. The network covers a variety of programming categories including, Equine, Rural Life style, Music and Entertainment, and agriculture. Ed served the company as its CEO, COO, and was promoted to Vice Chairman, in 2012. While he was active with day to day operations the company secured distribution agreements with Time Warner, Comcast, NCTC, Cox, Charter, Suddenlink, Mediacom,Dish Network, DirecTV and hundreds of independent cable operators.
– Present (15 years 8 months)Arlington Texas
Local Sports network featuring Highs School Sports in North Texas. Coverage of 26 different school districts and High School. Over 700 events archived today. The company pioneered stream of high school sports and created and innovative mentoring program targeted at developing skills with High School Students, in communications, technology, statistics, math, computer science, and journalism. Many students have gone on to careers spawned by the efforts of Penny Sports.
President / Owner
– (15 years)Dallas Texas
Masterlink provided e-commerce, search engine marketing, social media, website design. video streaming, hosting, consulting and Internet marketing to over 200 clients nationwide. The company was one of the leading Internet service providers in the Dallas Ft. Worth area and was recognized annual as the fourth largest provider by the Dallas Business Journal. Ed's experience in Internet technologies developed through Masterlink have had a great influence on his business endeavors and service to other clients. The company was sold to the Ivie organization in 2012.
– (5 years 4 months)
Company deployed 400 mile fiber optic network and Wireless Broadband network in north Texas region. Installed 40,000 telephone, internet, and Cable Television customers. Company was sold to Grande Communications.
Specialist reporting to the Chairman of Fox Sports
Fox Liberty Sports
– (3 years 9 months)Denver Colorado
Ed worked with Fox Sports after LIberty Sports merged with Fox. His activities included rights acquisitions, rights analysis, operations, distribution and programming. He has worked in cable advertising development and programing concepts and for over 15 years. He worked with Chase Carey, Jeff Shell, David Hill, and the staff.
– (11 years 1 month)Irving Texas
CEO of the Liberty Sports. Ed lead a team of senior mangers that operated 27 operating divisions world wide. His team developed Regional sports networks and spawned new companies from the Sports Properties o. Including HSE, Prime Sports, Star Sports Asia, Prime Sports Rocky Mountain, Prime Ticket LA, Prime Sports Seattle, Sunshine Network, KBL, Prime Sports Phoenix, Satellite Sports Networks, the company generated sales of 800 million annually. The company merged into Fox Liberty Sports in 1996 and became Fox Sports. Ed's, expertise in rights acquisitions covered, 21 MLB teams, 18 NBA, 15 NHL, 119 Colleges, Golf, Motor Sports, Wrestling, Boxing, Tennis.
Business and Pleasure Aero Club
– (17 years 1 month)Meacham Field Ft. Worth Texas
Co-Founder of B and P Aero Club, supplying aircraft to over 140 pilot member of the club. As a private pilot Ed developed a passion for aviation that include the operation of seven aircraft. Both single engine fixed wing, and multi-engine fixed wing. He has flown in corporate aircraft ranging from piston powered to jets. As Ed's career expanded in media it became time to exit aviation and the club was sold in 1991 it had a continuous profitable operation for 17 years without any safety issues. The aircraft included, Cessna 150, 172, 182, 210, Cardinal RG, Grumman Cheetah, Piper Apache.