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- The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.
John Skipper, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, and Co-Chairman Disney Media Networks, joined ESPN in 1981. Appointed President, ESPN, Inc. on January 1, 2012, he previously had been ESPN’s Executive Vice President, Content. He joined ESPN in 1997 from the Disney Publishing Group.
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ESPN The Magazine and other periodicals in the U.S. and abroad & ESPN Books
ESPN Mobile Properties, Scores, Headlines, Video Highlights, Games
X & Winter X Games, ESPYs, college bowls & basketball games, high school competitions
Emerging businesses espnW and ESPNHS
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, ESPN Zones
Corporate Outreach Team
ESPN, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and more
The Big South Conference, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) affiliate conference made up of 12 US colleges, has agreed an extended and expanded seven-year broadcast deal with ESPN.
ESPN has agreed a multiyear deal with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) to broadcast the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
ESPN has agreed a broadcast deal with World Series of Boxing (WSB) franchise the British Lionhearts.
ESPN has agreed a 12-year broadcast deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the media rights to the Orange Bowl from 2015.
The Atlantic 10 college sports conference has signed a batch of long-term broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS, and NBC.
ESPN has acquired the media rights to the NextGen Series, a six-month soccer competition featuring the rising stars from 24 European clubs, until 2015-16.
Al Jazeera Sport has secured the live TV rights to the Friends Life t20 tournament in a deal with ESPN Star Sports, the Asian broadcast partner of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) has confirmed Weatherseal Home Improvements Ltd. as its latest sponsor, with the firm becoming the league's 'official home improvement partner'.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has renewed its broadcast deal with ESPN Star Sports (ESS) for Asia, the Middle East and north Africa.
BBC Scotland has secured the live broadcast rights to four of Scotland's qualifiers for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Television Maldives (TVM) and Villa TV (VTV) are to broadcast Uefa Euro 2012 in the Maldives.
Asian sports content provider ESPN Star Sports has secured the exclusive live rights to broadcast action from Spain's La Liga in Singapore until the end of the 2014/15 season.
ESPN has renewed its billion-dollar broadcast deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), on revised terms, until the 2026/27 season.
Sky Sports has secured the exclusive live UK TV rights to all major International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments until 2015.
ESPN has announced that X Games events will be held in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu, as well as Barcelona and Munich, for the next three years.
UK-based agency Advisers Media International (AMI) has today confirmed reports that it has renewed its exclusive broadcast and new media rights agreement with the Football Association.
Ocar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions has reached a multi-year agreement with Fox Sports Media Group for rights to live boxing content in the United States and internationally.
Second-tier Scottish soccer club Clyde FC have secured a new shirt sponsor for next season.
The University of Southern California (USC) athletics department has signed a multi-year broadcast agreement with ESPN Radio that will see the station broadcast all of the Trojans' home games nationally.
According to SportsBusiness Journal (SBJ), toy manufacturer Mattel has inked a seven-figure deal with ESPN for the staging of a Hot Wheels stunt at this summer's X Games.
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