October 22, 2014 6:44 AM ET


Company Overview of ESPN, Inc.

Company Overview

ESPN, Inc. operates as a multimedia sports entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates radios and cable television networks; and interactive/Internet, broadband, and wireless platforms. It telecasts programming on various sports, such as soccer, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, basketball, motor racing, and others. The company also provides ESPN Mobile, which offers its content via mobile Web, mobile messaging, applications on smart phones and tablets, and new and emerging mobile technologies; live and on-demand video content through a range of broadband platforms; and consumer products, including apparel, Moto X bikes, skateboards, backpacks, books, and...

545 Middle Street

Bristol, CT 06010

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for ESPN, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief of ESPN com
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Global Customer Marketing and Sales
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ESPN, Inc. Key Developments

ESPN, Inc. Promotes Stephanie Druley to Senior Vice President, Production College Networks

ESPN production executive Stephanie Druley has been promoted to senior vice president, production college networks, overseeing all creative and editorial content, studio and remote events, and all talent and production personnel for both the recently launched SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

Mid-American Conference Signs Agreement with ESPN

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher announced that the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season. The contract reworks the final three years of the current eight-year deal that MAC has with the network, and adds 10 years. The deal ensures a continuation of the weeknight football games in November that have become the conference's niche - and gave birth to the Twitter hashtag #MACtion. The agreement gives ESPN exclusive rights to all MAC sporting events, and guarantees coverage of all football games on one of the ESPN television networks or its online network, ESPN3. There is also a sublicensing agreement in the deal that will allow ESPN to sell rights to MAC sporting events to other networks. The American Athletic Conference has the most lucrative media rights deal of those leagues, a seven-year agreement worth about $130 million.

Cincinnati Bell and ESPN Sign Distribution Agreement for SEC Network

Cincinnati Bell has added ESPN's new SEC Network to its Fioptics lineup. Cincinnati Bell Fioptics customers will have access to the new network on August 14 when it launches. The SEC Network will broadcast 45 exclusive SEC football games this season. During its first year on-air, the collegiate network will also air 75 baseball games, 100 men's basketball and 60 women's basketball games. The Southeastern Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that is home to some of the nation's most storied athletic programs including the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee. As part of a larger deal with ESPN that includes the SEC Network and all the current ESPN and Disney channels, Fioptics customers will also enjoy access to Fusion - a lifestyle channel targeted towards millennials - beginning Sept. 30. In addition, TV Everywhere apps like Watch ESPN, Watch Disney and Watch ABC, will be available to Fioptics customers before the end of 2014. Starting Aug. 14, Cincinnati Bell customers can find the SEC Network on channels 204 (SD) and 604 (HD), with the Fioptics Elite package. Channel 205 (SD) will serve as an overflow channel for additional SEC games. Fusion will be available on channels 250 (SD) and 650 (HD) beginning September 30.

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