ESPN

ESPN

A multinational and multimedia sports entertainment company in Connecticut that has wide collection of multimedia sports assets

ESPN is a multinational and multimedia sports entertainment company in Connecticut that has wide collection of multimedia sports assets. Founded 1979 in Bristol, Connecticut, United States by Bill Rasmussen, this firm invests in seed, angel rounds, debt financing and venture rounds. Its portfolio companies include 7 Generation Games and TARGETABLE. As of February 2020, ESPN has made 5 investments. Their most recent investment was on Apr 3, 2018, when TRUSTX raised $2.2M. ESPN has had 1 exit, which was Active Network.

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Libby Geist

VP & Executive Producer, ESPN Films

John Kosner

Executive VP, ESPN Digital & Print Media

John Skipper

President

Rob King

Senior Vice President of SportsCenter & New

Zach Chapman

Vice President, Global Digital and Publishing Sales Strategy

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Active Network

TRUSTX

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August 26, 2020
WebWire
Daily Wager Returns Fulltime from New Las Vegas Studio Sept. 8 ESPN has signed sports betting analyst Doug Kezirian, host of the network's program Daily Wager, to a new, multiyear contract. As part of the new deal, Kezirian has relocated to Las Vegas and will host Daily Wager from ESPN's just-opened studio at The LINQ Hotel + Experience when the program returns to the air on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In addition, ESPN has boosted its sports betting roster with...
August 11, 2020
WebWire
Aided by another strong final day of viewership, ESPN's live coverage of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco finished as the most-viewed edition of the event on cable since 2010, with younger viewers helping drive increases in several important demographics. Sunday's final round coverage, which aired from noon until 3 p.m. ET, averaged 1,965,000 viewers, up 60 percent over TNT's final-round telecast from 2019 and the most-viewed final round on cable since 2010. Sunda...
July 27, 2020
WebWire
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Second Half of Opening Night Doubleheader is ESPN's Most-Watched Regular Season Late Night ET Game Ever ESPN 's exclusive coverage of last night's New York Yankees vs. the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals game generated a record average audience of 4,000,000 viewers for a Major League Baseball Opening Night game telecast, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The telecast is the most-watched regular season MLB game...
Michael Ansaldo
July 17, 2020
TechHive
Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.
July 9, 2020
WebWire
UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, July 11, at 10 p.m. ET, when the Octagon travels to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal will feature three championship bouts and kicks off a series of four events from UFC FIGHT ISLAND. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, in his second title defense, faces No. 3-ranked contender and baddest in the sport, Jorge Masvidal, in the main event. The co-main will feature a re...
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
June 11, 2020
Mail Online
Football season is less than 100 days, but due to social distancing stadiums may be left empty. Now, a tech firm aims to provide sounds of the crowd by playing cheering of remote fans during the game.
June 2, 2020
WebWire
It can all be summarized in three long-awaited words: boxing is back. Top Rank on ESPN returns Tuesday, June 9, as WBO featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson will take on Puerto Rican contender Felix "La Sombra" Caraballo in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Stevenson-Caraballo will kick off a blockbuster June boxing lineup, which will include multiple cards each week on the ESPN family of networks. Specifics on ESPN platforms and tune-in times to be announced soon. S...
May 23, 2020
news.google.com
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world
May 19, 2020
WebWire
"The Last Dance" finished strong for its finale, with episodes 9 & 10 averaging 5.6 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. Episode 9 (9-10 p.m.) averaged 5.9 million viewers, up 10%, becoming the third most watched episode of the series, trailing the record-breaking audiences of episodes 1 and 3. Episode 10 (10-11 p.m.) averaged 5.4 million viewers, up 9.8% from last week's episode 8, which aired in the same time slot. The original airings of all ten episodes of the series also averaged 5...
May 10, 2020
ESPN
A third Brighton player has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the club's chief executive Paul Barber has confirmed.
May 4, 2020
ESPN
Newcastle United will have to pay Tottenham £12.5 million if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager this month,
Lisa Richwine
May 4, 2020
U.S.
Walt Disney Co's acquisitions spree that included swallowing much of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox last year, and a reputation for operational excellence, turned the company into the world's most powerful entertainment machine.
Gill Clark
April 24, 2020
Barca Blaugranes
Plans are being put in place for football to return
April 23, 2020
WebWire
With the 2020 NFL Draft returning to ABC and ESPN, the networks are experiencing high demand from advertisers for the greatly anticipated program. In fact, the 2020 NFL Draft brings the most diverse array of advertisers in Disney's history of broadcasting the event with over 100 brands advertising during the broadcast. More than 60 of these brands have joined the program for the first time. This year's lineup of advertisers include: , , , , , , • Lowe's, presenting sponsor of the ESPN and NFL...
April 18, 2020
ESPN
Real Madrid are pulling out of the race for Harry Kane, leaving Man United in the spot for Spurs' £200m man. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.
March 31, 2020
WebWire
It was announced that the premiere of "The Last Dance," the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series will air on ESPN in the U.S. on Sunday nights over five weeks from April 19 through May 17. The series will also be available outside of the U.S. on Netflix. The series, directed by Jason Hehir ("The Fab Five," "The '85 Bears," "Andre the Giant"), chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, and features...
Shawn Knight
March 29, 2020
TechSpot
Had you told the programming directors at major broadcasters like ESPN and Fox Sports just one month ago that there would essentially be no live sports to air come the end of March, they would have laughed you right out...
March 12, 2020
ESPN
La Liga announced on Thursday that the league has been suspended following the coronavirus outbreak.
March 11, 2020
WebWire
Acura is once again enlisting ESPN analyst Jay Williams along with comedian Seaton Smith for a March-Madness-themed campaign. For Acura's Less Talk Sports Network, Williams and Smith will use as few words as possible to comment on the brackets, biggest upsets and game highlights surrounding March basketball with their pre- and post-game analysis at [url]https://acura.us/lesstalk[/url]. The campaign from MullenLowe LA is inspired by Acura's "Less Talk, More Drive" brand campaign. RPA hand...
March 10, 2020
WebWire
ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams and comedian Seaton Smith today begin hosting the Acura Less Talk Sports Network during March college basketball match-ups. Williams and Smith will use as few words as possible to comment on the brackets, biggest upsets and game highlights surrounding March basketball with their "Less Talk" pre- and postgame analysis: https://acura.us/lesstalk. "We have a new take on sports commentary where we get straight to the point without the fluff," said Williams...
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