"I have a son and a daughter, both of whom not just know who Pat is but they like him, and I have a father who...
"The company is beginning its latest phase of layoffs this week with Vice President of Research, Insights and Analytics Barry Blyn receiving a pink slip Wednesday...
"The ESPN layoffs have largely impacted those behind the scenes thus far, but it is expected to eventually impact the network’s talent."
This new DTC plan, reportedly titled Project “Flagship,” will aim to transition the cable channel to be streamable.
"We’re only going to do it when it makes sense for our business and for our bottom line.”
"If Bob Iger wants his next successor to come from the sports world, that is his guy. Hell, forget sports. Pitaro may be the best person...
"Pitaro received the title of Chairman when ESPN was reorganized into its own division of the Walt Disney Company last month."
"Burke Magnus is the first beneficiary. He has been upped to President of Content. He will now oversee all content and news gathering operations."
Pitaro will oversee all "sports content, products and experiences across all of Disney’s platforms worldwide, including its international sports channels".
“Actually, ESPN is a differentiator for this company. It is the best sports brand in television."