If you care about the future of sports television, you should pay attention to Randy Freer. As president of Fox Sports Networks, he presides over a network of 19 regional sports channels that collectively own the local broadcast rights to dozens of teams in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and major college conferences such as the Pac-10 and Big 12. He also sits on the board of the Big Ten Network -- Fox owns 49 percent of the channel -- and is currently in the middle of all the discussions about what college sports conferences will look like in the near future.
Freer sat down recently with FanHouse to discuss the potential impact of looming labor disputes in the NFL and NBA, the future of 3-D, why the Big Ten launched its own network, and how he nearly became a post-Soviet entrepreneur in Russia. See below for the latest installment of "The Front Office."