Disney Names New ESPN President as Company Prepares for Launch of ESPN+
James Pitaro will be ESPN president and co-chair of the Disney Media Networks.
As Disney moves closer to the launch of ESPN+, its new direct-to-consumer streaming subscription product, the company names James Pitaro as president of ESPN and co-chair of the Disney Media Networks. Immediately prior to the promotion, Pitaro was the chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. He replaces acting chair George Bodenheimer, who will stay on as a consultant through year end.
Subscription Insider now embargoes NEWS and FEATURE articles 14 days after they are published.
All registered site users can enjoy access to our full archive of news and feature content by logging in.
Remember — Subscription Insider membership includes access to all embargoed content.
Subscription Insider has upgraded to a new technology platform and our login process has changed:
FOR FREE EMBARGOED ACCESS:
- Newsletter Subscribers (Free): Please log in using the email you used to signup for our Newsletter. The first time you log in, you will need to reset your password.
- Registered Site Users: Please use the email and password you used when you registered for free site access for Subscription Insider.