At Broadcast Management Group Mark is responsible for the day to day technical operations of its 11,000 square foot broadcast operations center in Las Vegas, Nevada that includes multiple control rooms, extensive transmissions capabilities and will soon also offer a large television studio all centered around live and live to tape broadcast production services.
Mark’s broadcast career started on the Jerry Springer show, a nationally televised hit show where he ground out five episodes a week, week after week, for several years. Mark has always been a technology geek which helped get him in the door and his continuing fascination with editing and as a camera operator eventually leading him to the ABC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio and later to a stint working for on-air programs for ESPN, ESPN2, TNN, and PBS.
It wasn’t long before an offer from Encore Productions to serve as both online and offline editor for the production company brought Mark to Las Vegas. His client list expanded globally to include television editing for Premiere Network in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK among others.
Mark worked with clients from all over the world editing everything from commercial and corporate to narrative projects with a wide range of budget levels. His clients included United State Air Force Reserve, Taco Bell, Pepsi, Ford, Microsoft, ABC, MTV, VH-1, Showtime. As Mark developed relationships with these clients, many of them urged him to go out on his own as an editor and encouraged him by offering their business if he did.
Mark has started and operated a number of successful businesses since 2002: The Ott Group, Las Vegas Legal Video, 702 Productions, and now 808 Post & Production.
Mark’s interests range from Electronics to Flying and all facets of Broadcast, IP Transmission and private aircraft. He is an active pilot with Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine, Land and Sea ratings. When not working, you can find him with his family, or hanging out at the airport talking airplanes with friends. Mark is also very active as a volunteer Search-and-Rescue Pilot with the Civil Air Patrol and a volunteer pilot for Young Eagles.