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Anne Sweeney Is Leaving Disney 18-year vet says she wants to direct

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that Anne Sweeney is leaving the company, effective January 2015, so that she may pursue her dream of directing television. An 18-year Disney veteran,…

March 11, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

ESPN, SEC to Form New Sports Net Conference boasts some of college football’s most valuable franchises

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday will formally announce the launch of a new sports network devoted to the 14 member schools. In a press conference scheduled to take place…

April 15, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

Is ESPN Ready to Embrace Big Data? Sports media giant blitzes Boston to court nerds

Nerd convention. Dorkapalooza. Geek heaven. Just a few names that were bandied about last weekend to describe the annual gathering of sports' intellectual cabal at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.…

March 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17 News Corp. takes the wraps off its bid to take share from ESPN

After months of speculation—and 15 years of behind-the-scenes machinations—Fox Sports on Tuesday officially announced plans to launch a national cable sports network. And while the ultimate goal is to topple…

March 5, 2013, 6:03 PM EST

ESPN Lands Cheapie Big East Rights Deal Bristol matches NBC Sports' $130 million bid

ESPN has matched NBC Sports' bid for the media rights to the Big East Conference, and in so doing has secured its position as the league's primary rights holder. While neither…

February 24, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

The Skipper A year into helming ESPN's $8 billion sports empire, John Skipper knows success means staying ahead of the competition

Manti Te’o is crazy or stupid, and very possibly both. At present, the only thing the 14 people in an ESPN conference room can agree on is that, for good…

January 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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