Tag Archives: ESPN

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 […]

ABC Sports Broadcast Legend Keith Jackson Dies at 89

Keith Jackson, one of the most notable voices in college football, passed away Friday night at the age of 89. Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO for The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement released by ESPN: “For generations of fans, Keith Jackson was college football. When you heard his voice, you knew it was […]

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 […]

Addiction Issues Cause Resignation of ESPN President John Skipper, Internal Replacement Possible

President of ESPN John Skipper announced his resignation to employees today through an email in which he cited addiction issues. Skipper’s statement explained, “I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem. … I […]

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 […]

BREAKING: 21st Century Fox in Talks to Sell Studio and Other Assets to Disney

UPDATE: 11/7/17; 9:00 a.m. According to Bloomberg, Disney and Fox are no longer in talks and when asked for comment, both companies declined. * * * * * * * * 21st Century Fox’s stocks just spiked today after CNBC reported that talks have been held recently regarding them selling a majority of the media […]

The 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Will Have Special Perks for DVC Members

This year’s NFL Pro Bowl is returning to Orlando and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on January 28, 2018. Disney Vacation Club members now have special access and offers for the highly anticipated game, as well as the preceding Pro Bowl Week. DVC members can buy discounted tickets to the game with the promo […]

Agreement Reached, Altice Customers Won’t Suffer a Disney/ESPN Blackout

Thanks to a last minute agreement between Disney and Altice, millions of pay TV customers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut will not lose their ability to watch ABC, ESPN, and other channels under the Disney programming umbrella. A tentative deal was reached on Sunday that will allow Disney and the nation’s fourth-largest […]

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex May Host eSports in the Future

With the advent of professional gaming, the world of sports appears to be getting wider; Disney expects to capitalize on this fact. The ESPN Wide World of Sports is considering hosting eSports events at their sprawling complex. “We are trying to keep up with what sports are breaking and how we can be involved in […]