Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal was one of Variety‘s CES Entertainment Summit headliners on Friday. The athlete said he almost got thrown off the plane from Orlando to CES because he was wearing VR goggles, watching a virtual roller coaster.
David Levy, the president of Turner, also spoke during the headliner panel.
Shaquille O’Neal and Andrew Wallenstein
O’Neal and Variety‘s co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein in conversation during a panel for the Entertainment Summit at CES.
David Levy, Shaquille O’Neal, and Andrew Wallenstein
Levy, O’Neal, and Wallenstein posed for a photo following the headliner panel on Friday.
Janet Balis and Andrew Wallenstein
Janet Balis, EY’s global media and entertainment advisory, strategy, and customer leader, spoke with Wallenstein about the power of creativity and data.
Bill Koenig, the president of global media for the NBA, spoke on a panel about the state of “peak multiplatform.”
Mark Greenberg, the CEO of Epix, also discussed navigating peak multiplatforms.
Richard Au, the director of content acquisition for Amazon Video, touched on how online platforms are staying competitive as traditional media companies sharpen their digital focus.
Shaquillle O’Neal and Andrew Wallenstein
Shaq and Variety’s co-editor-in-chief had some fun after their discussion at the Entertainment Summit.