Tag Archives: ESPN

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 […]

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Working on New Turnstile Area

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has recently begun some new construction for their turnstile area; the work will be completed in two phases. The first phase involves pouring new concrete sidewalks, as well as installing permanent fencing near the secondary box office. The work will take place predominantly at night, and will continue […]

Bob Iger Tops The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People

The Hollywood Reporter just released their Top 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment and topping the list, for the second year in a row is Disney’s Chairman/CEO Bob Iger. The second annual ranking is compiled and, according to THR, from ” … one overarching criterion: the power of “yes.” THR 100 essentially is a greenlight list: who […]

2018 Pro Bowl Returns to Walt Disney World

The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando after the success of last year. The NFL announced on May 25 that the Pro Bowl will return to Camping World Stadium on January 28, 2018. ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the game. The Pro Bowl week will host fun new experiences, and other festivities will […]

ESPN Laying Off 100 Employees Today

100 employees, including on-air talent, were laid off today at ESPN. The giant sports network, owned in a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation, has been struggling as more Americans cut the cord, ending their cable subscriptions. ESPN will reportedly be shifting their focus on their popular “SportsCenter” program towards […]

Jostens Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Being Renamed to “J Center”

The sponsorship agreement between ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World and Jostens is coming to an end. Beginning February 11, 2017, Jostens Center will be renamed to the “J Center.” All signage and printed materials are in the process of being updated to reflect this change. The Jostens Center is a multi-sport […]