"One of the reasons we're optimistic is we know the power and the popularity of live sports and we know how attractive it is."
"Pitaro received the title of Chairman when ESPN was reorganized into its own division of the Walt Disney Company last month."
"Candidly, I’d read the business press on this before a knucklehead such as myself."
"Several others, including current Disney executives, are also being considered."
"The IndieWire piece reported that the idea of a trade originated at a media executive conference last year."
"Not only is there a lot of volume, there's a lot of quality, and it would be a priority of ours to extend our deal with...
“Actually, ESPN is a differentiator for this company. It is the best sports brand in television."
Disney is in the process of reorganizing and restructuring the company, and details have emerged about the company’s plans for ESPN. Deadline reported on Wednesday that...
"I don't think I had ever gotten an email from him before, a personal email like that.”
“We think Bob Iger is returning to [Disney] ready to make big changes. With linear and sports trends diverging from core IP, we think severing the...