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  • Disney Spokeswoman Addresses 4-Hour Network Outage

    You may have noticed on Friday, July 6, that multiple Walt Disney Company websites were not working for about four hours. According to the Orlando Sentinel, this was a widespread problem affecting a variety of Disney related content including the Walt Disney World website, the Disney Cruise Line website, ESPN’s website, and more. The outage lasted between […]

  • Summary of Announcements Made at Today’s ESPN Upfront Presentation

    This morning at the Minskoff Theatre in Times Square in New York City, ESPN is holding their 2018 Upfront presentation. Below is a look at the announcements and highlights of the upcoming programming: Basketball: A Love Story Coming this October from ESPN Films. A mosaic of 60+ short stories featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars. Epic project explores the complex […]

  • Disney Announces Agreement with Twitter for Content and Advertising

    The Walt Disney Company announced today a new partnership to create both live content and advertising opportunities on the Twitter platform. The deal extends to the entire Disney portfolio, but it appears that ESPN will be the first division with new content. Both this afternoon and later this week, ESPN will be announcing new live […]

  • Disney to Launch ESPN+ Streaming Service This April

    The first streaming service developed as part of The Walt Disney Company’s new focus on direct-to-consumer media now has an official launch date and subscription cost. Beginning on April 12th of this year, ESPN+ will offer customers an array of live sports, original content, and an on-demand sports library for $4.99 a month. ESPN+ was […]

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger Names New President for ESPN

    Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has named James Pitaro as the new president of ESPN effective immediately. Pitaro was serving as the Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. According to Iger, “Jimmy is a talented and dedicated leader with the right strategic vision, relentless drive and passion for […]

  • CNN President Jeff Zucker Speculated About for ESPN Leadership Role

    Since the early December resignation of ESPN head John Skipper, numerous possible candidates for a replacement have been discussed. The newest addition to that list is CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who multiple outlets claim has been in talks with Disney regarding the position. According to CNN, Zucker is staying where he is. Initially reported by […]

  • ESPN’s Executive Vice President Says Password-Sharing is Piracy

    Digital content via Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and other streaming services has become a large market for how people consume media. Often times friends and family share their passwords for these services, but now Justin Connolly, an executive vice president of ESPN, says that password-sharing should be considered piracy. He said to Bloomberg, “It’s people […]

  • Disney’s ESPN to Cut 150 Jobs According to Memo From President John Skipper

    ESPN laid off 100 employees earlier this year and they are getting ready for another round of layoffs; this time, it will affect approximately 150 employees. John Skipper, ESPN’s President, sent the following memo out employees on Wednesday advising them of the upcoming layoff which would mostly affect behind-the-scenes roles at the Disney-owned company. “Today […]

  • Disney Extends ESPN President John Skipper’s Contract Through 2021

    According to a news article on The Big Lead, John Skipper, ESPN’s President, has signed a contract extension with Disney to continue his role as President of ESPN through 2021. Skipper has held the position since 2012. He began his career with the company twenty years ago when he started at ESPN the Magazine as […]