“We are fully prepared to do that. It would be a little more challenging if we did.”
Kelley has worked as the editor-in-chief and vice president for the Andscape vertical since 2021.
"We’re proud of what Edge and our partners have accomplished in the last couple of years."
Like ESPN, the NFL has been in search of a partner for NFL Media for the past two years.
“ESPN is still a strong business and a premier brand, but it sits at the nexus of possible major business transformation.”
"Our ESPN BET product will include a wide array of popular betting options, including featured bets, quick bets, player props, same game parlays and more."
Each team will participate in four of these matchups, which will be played on seven Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the month of November.
Walker’s role will also encompass business development and sports innovation, and he will continue to report to ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro.
Disney has had discussions with the NBA regarding a minority equity stake and the provisions of a potential deal.
ESPN amassed an average of 721,000 viewers with nearly 40% of the audience coming from the P18-49 demographic.