Company Overview of ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. operates as a multimedia sports entertainment company around the world. The company operates cable television networks and radios; 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 DVDs through its online...
Bristol, CT 06010-1000
Founded in 1979
Key Executives for ESPN, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief of ESPN com
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Customer Marketing and Sales
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
ESPN, Inc. Key Developments
ESPN and AOL Strike Premium Video Syndication Agreement
Oct 9 13
AOL Inc. and ESPN announced they have reached an agreement that provides AOL’s audience access to a majority of video from ESPN, including news, highlights and analysis. The agreement deepens AOL’s leading collection of high-quality online video content and significantly boosts its sports-related offering. ESPN will provide AOL with ESPN-branded news, highlights and analysis, including video content seen on SportsCenter and other ESPN programs, covering a wide array of sports. AOL will syndicate ESPN video content across both its owned and operated sites (such as AOL.com and The Huffington Post), along with its vast network of partners that includes 1,700 publishers such as Cox, Gannett, and The Boston Globe, as well as mobile phones, tablets and connected TV devices. In conjunction with AOL editors, ESPN’s state-of-the-art production facility will help program content across the AOL network so that consumers reading text articles on both AOL’s family of sites and its partners’ sites will be served relevant ESPN videos, providing an optimal consumer experience. The library of ESPN videos will also be housed in a brand-specific channel on the AOL on Network (on.aol.com/espn), AOL’s video platform launched in 2012 that exclusively features curated, premium video content. Ad sales for this video content will be led by ESPN and revenue will be shared by both parties along with AOL’s syndication partners. Content distribution began on Oct. 8. AOL’s network will provide sports fan a truly engaging online experience with ESPN-produced and ESPN-branded premium video.
ESPN Teaming with Special Olympics
Sep 6 13
ESPN and The Walt Disney Company announced a partnership with Special Olympics to help promote unified sports in the United States. The Bristol-based sports entertainment giant is holding a kickoff celebration to announce the collaboration September 6, 2013 in Bristol. Unified sports involve the participation of both athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. The goal of the collaboration is to get more than one million people to sign up and participate in unified sports, through either playing or coaching, by 2015. ESPN says it will help develop and strengthen the Special Olympics Unified Sports brand through sponsorships, marketing assistance, advertising, and public service announcements across all of the ESPN platforms.
Judge to Sign Final Orders to Grant Summary Judgment in Favor of ESPN Inc
Aug 8 13
Judge is preparing to sign final orders to grant summary judgment in favor of Craig James, ESPN Inc. and a public relations firm in lawsuits brought against them by football coach Mike Leach after he was fired by Texas Tech. State District Judge William Sowder sent letters August 6, 2013 to attorneys, asking defense attorneys to draw up a proposed order for summary judgment in the cases. The letters said the judge was granting the motions for summary judgment but it not official until Sowder signs the order. Heninger said Leach would appeal once the judge signs. The suit against ESPN and Spaeth Communication alleged libel and slander.
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