Power Players: Ilan Ben-Hanan and Mike Morrison
Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions
Vice President, Business Development
Responsible for scheduling strategy across ESPN’s linear channels, Ben-Hanan added sports betting content to his duties earlier this year. He instantly placed a bet on “Daily Wager,” an hourlong, data-centric sports betting show that launched on ESPNews in March and graduated to ESPN2 in time for the NFL season. The lines and odds for that and other ESPN shows come courtesy of Caesars through a deal Morrison reached in March. Next year, Caesars’ LINQ Hotel and Casino sportsbook will add an ESPN studio that will produce sports betting content for the network.