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Justin Connolly

Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing
Disney & ESPN Media Networks

Justin Connolly – executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks – oversees all aspects of domestic distribution, affiliate marketing and affiliate-related business operations for all the services provided by Disney and ESPN media networks. In June 2017, he added oversight of ESPN’s strategy and business development teams to his portfolio. The scope of his distribution responsibilities encompasses ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Fusion, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, and related WATCH, HDTV, video-on-demand, interactive television and retransmission consent agreements for The Walt Disney Company’s eight-owned ABC stations.

Connolly, a Boston native and Sports Business Journal 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame inductee, graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1998 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2003.

Wednesday, April 03

At the Top of the Agenda: Industry Issues You Need to be Watching Now

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily
Jeanie Buss, CEO & Controlling Owner, Los Angeles Lakers
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, President, StubHub
Justin Connolly, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
Sarah Hirshland, CEO, USOC
John Skipper, Executive Chairman, DAZN Group