ESPN’s John Skipper Loves Every Platform — As Long As He Gets Paid (Video)

Give ESPN President John Skipper points for consistency. He wants to make ESPN available on every device and screen. What he doesn’t want to do is give it away for free.

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President, ESPN
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks


Team player John Skipper has coached ESPN through its explosive drive in television, digital, print and advertising sales initiatives. Even as a rookie, he kept his eye on the ball – in this case, the emerging digital landscape – and hit home runs with ESPN magazine, ESPN.com and the early adoption of broadband access. He brought the company’s “best available screen” philosophy to life across more platforms and with more wide-ranging major rights agreements than ever before, and his focus on live sports has made him an MVP with fans. And to torture just one more sports metaphor, in a game where it’s win or lose, Skipper finds the corporate win-win. Gooooal!

Posts With John Skipper

Google’s Cable TV Lineup: A Wishlist

Don’t expect Google to break the bundle when it experiments with cable TV. But you could see some cool features, like a cloud-based DVR, and a programming guide that doesn’t make you want to scream.
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ESPN’s John Skipper Loves Every Platform — As Long As He Gets Paid (Video)

Give ESPN President John Skipper points for consistency. He wants to make ESPN available on every device and screen. What he doesn’t want to do is give it away for free.
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ESPN’s John Skipper on Digital Distribution: “We Take the Dollar and We Take the Dime, as Well”

ESPN isn’t much for cannibalization, said its new president, John Skipper, speaking today at D: Dive Into Media.
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NBC Puts the Super Bowl on the Web Because It Thinks You’ll Watch It on TV

NBC is letting you watch the Super Bowl on the Web, for free, on Sunday. Here’s why.
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Like Sports on Cable? Pay Up. Don’t Like Sports on Cable? Pay Up, Anyway.

Here’s how your monthly cable bill gets split up. Spoiler: Disney and ESPN get a really big chunk.
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More Stars for D: Dive Into Media — Jason Kilar, Dick Costolo and Martha Stewart Join Us Onstage

Our first-ever media conference kicks off in a litte more than a month. And we’ve added the heads of Hulu, Twitter and Martha Stewart Living to a star-studded cast.
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Game On! ESPN’s New Boss, John Skipper, Debuts at D: Dive Into Media.

Time to introduce another D: Dive Into Media speaker, and this one’s very timely: The first onstage interview with the new head of cable TV’s MVP.
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