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...
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ESPN Announces Executive Changes
Nov 8 16
ESPN has added to and newly aligned its leadership team in the region to manage its expanding position in the region. Joyee Biswas has joined the sports media leader as the new Head of Southeast Asia. Prior to joining ESPN, Biswas was Managing Director, Asia for Eleven Sports Network. He previously headed up sports content for Singtel TV as well as content acquisition and management for Fox International Channels and ESPN Star Sports. Additionally, Kelly Cooke will take on the expanded role of General Manager, ESPN North Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Cooke will be responsible for helping manage ESPN's long-term collaboration with Tencent in China, as well as the growth of partnerships, media distribution, ad sales, digital - focusing on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition to Biswas and Cooke, ESPN has made additional personnel moves recently to align with its growing business. Dou takes on the role of Coordinating Producer, International Production. Based in ESPN's Bristol, CT, USA headquarters and working closely with teams at both ESPN and Tencent. Dou will lead the coordination of all video production supporting the Tencent relationship, including original Chinese-language video such as "ESPN On Court" NBA content, original studio programming and other video production and adaption. Huang takes on the expanded role of Deputy Editor, ESPN Digital & Print Media. He will work in close coordination with ESPN's worldwide digital and television editorial teams, leading a team focused on the creation and adaption of sports news and information content for the ESPN section on QQ.com, as well as identifying and telling sports stories originating in China that have resonance in other parts of the world. Marc Mallett, will now lead ESPN's advertising efforts across Asia as the new Director of Sponsorship and Ad Sales, ESPN APAC. Based in Singapore, he will be focused on identifying new sales opportunities and clients, as well as the development of compelling advertising solutions for clients and agencies - like its ongoing TCL campaign - which leverage ESPN's distinct content creation capability. Haydn Arndt, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Australia and New Zealand, continues to lead ESPN's dynamic multiplatform business in Australia and New Zealand, as it sets viewership records on television and has established a digital leadership position. Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia continues to manage and grow ESPN's business in India and the subcontinent, including the Sony ESPN collaboration, as well as leading the ESPNcricinfo business globally.
ESPN, Drone Racing League Announce U.S. and International Telecast Agreement
Sep 14 16
ESPN and DRL announced a multi-year agreement to bring the thrill of FPV racing to the masses, covering telecast and digital distribution in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
ESPN Inc. Names Jasdeep Pannu as Head of TV Initiatives for Indian Operations
Aug 22 16
ESPN Inc. appointed Jasdeep Pannu as head of TV initiatives for its Indian operations. Prior to joining ESPN, Pannu was with A&E Television Networks LLC as executive vice president and head of content in India. He also led programming at Sony Corp.'s Sony Entertainment Television and Star India Pvt. Ltd.'s Star Sports.