Magnus is responsible for programming and rights acquisition and scheduling, oversight of ESPN and ESPN+ original content and scheduling

Burke Magnus named ESPN president, Programming & Original Content
04 de junio de 2021

ESPN has promoted Burke Magnus to the new title of president, Programming and Original Content, announced Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN, and Sports Content.

Magnus, who was previously EVP, Programming & Original Content, will continue to report to Pitaro.

“Burke is a talented leader and collaborative colleague who has been instrumental in guiding ESPN through what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging and critical periods in our history,” Pitaro said. “He is an industry-leading programming strategist who continues to take on new challenges with his signature combination of relationship building and creativity.”

Magnus is responsible for all programming and rights acquisition and scheduling, and, as of November 2020, added oversight of ESPN and ESPN+ original content development and scheduling (including ESPN Films and 30 for 30 franchise). In his role, Magnus is responsible for rightsholder relationships, content strategy, and cross-platform programming rights acquisition/scheduling on a global basis. He is a key driver of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer priority, including ESPN+, through his team’s close collaboration with DMED (Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution).