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October 04, 2015 12:31 PM 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 & Sales
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

ESPN, Inc. Key Developments

ESPN Appoints Vikram Somaya as Senior Vice President, Global Data Officer

ESPN announced that Vikram Somaya will serve in the newly created role of SVP, Global Data Officer at ESPN. Somaya will be responsible for leading ESPN's data strategy as well as working closely with the Disney Media Networks to identify new revenue models and drive key sales strategies. Based in New York, he will report to Ed Erhardt, president, Global Sales & Marketing. Somaya joins ESPN from The Weather Company, where as general manager of AdFX and analytics, he oversaw a global team focused on sales efforts geared towards predictive marketing and ad product monetization. During his tenure, Somaya also developed the WeatherFX data management ad platform, which utilizes real time localized data from users to create personalized ad targeting solutions. Prior to that, Somaya was vice president of global operations and audience at Thomson Reuters, administrating the company's global operations and analytics as well as audience derived revenue across various products lines. Additionally, he was responsible for building a successful private programmatic exchange.

ESPN, Cablevision Strike Data Partnership

ESPN entered into a multiyear audience data and analytics agreement with Cablevision Systems Corp. The companies will use their first-party, census-level audience tuning data to analyze consumers' viewing habits and preferences. The agreement also applies more broadly to Walt Disney Co., which will have the ability to utilize the data to inform ad sales for other networks in the Disney Media Networks Group.

MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7FM Extend Radio Broadcasting Agreement

MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7FM have agreed to a multi-year extension of their agreement that ensures 98.7FM will continue as the exclusive radio broadcaster of New York Knicks and New York Rangers games. ESPN Radio 98.7NY has broadcast Knicks and Rangers games to sports fans since 2004. The agreement includes full pre- and post-game coverage for both teams, and a continuation of a multi-tiered cross-promotional effort between The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, Rangers and MSG Networks, and ESPN New York 98.7FM.

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