Excitement is building as Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Fox Corp. gear up for the grand debut of their sports-streaming venture, Venu Sports. This highly anticipated service aims to revolutionize how fans engage with their favorite sports content. As preparations ramp up for the fall 2024 launch, CEO Pete Distad has announced a powerhouse senior management team to lead the charge.

Leading the team, Tim Connolly steps in as Chief Business Officer, bringing a wealth of experience from previous roles at Apple TV+ and Hulu. Skarpi Hedinsson, known for his technological leadership with the L.A. Rams and Disney/ABC Television Group, joins as Chief Technology Officer. Marketing genius Brian Borkowski, formerly with FanDuel and Hulu, takes the helm as Chief Marketing Officer.

In addition to Connolly, Hedinsson, and Borkowski, Venu’s robust team includes Amit Dudakia as Senior VP and Head of Product, Jessica Casano-Antonellis as Senior VP and Head of Communications, David Hillman as Chief Legal Officer, Gautam Ranji as Chief Financial Officer, and Judy Schwab as Senior VP and Head of People. Together, they form a dream team poised to take Venu Sports to new heights.

Distad is confident that this squad of industry all-stars will sculpt Venu Sports into a fan-favorite platform, blending their expertise to fuel innovation and growth. The streamer’s forthcoming bundle will merge ESPN+ with other notable networks like ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, TNT, TBS, and more, creating a comprehensive sports content hub.

While the platform eagerly anticipates regulatory approval and settles final agreements among partners, fans wait with bated breath. Distad’s enthusiasm for Venu Sports is contagious, as he highlights the team’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to creating a dynamic viewing experience. With bases in New York and Los Angeles, Venu Sports is all set to redefine sports streaming.

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Source: Todd Spangler