/// Game On! ESPN’s New Boss, John Skipper, Debuts at D: Dive Into Media.
Time to introduce another D: Dive Into Media speaker, and this one’s very timely: John Skipper, the new head of cable sports giant ESPN. Disney CEO Bob Iger tapped Skipper to take over his company’s most important asset just a week ago. But Skipper, who had been ESPN’s content boss, has been a rising star there for years, hopping from print (!) to the Web to TV programming. We’ll have his first onstage interview in his new role. At a time when the value for Big Media’s content is in flux, ESPN’s lock on sports — DVR-proof, pirate-resistant programming that draws mass eyeballs in a niche age — is more valuable than ever. Can Skipper keep it that way? We’ll ask him in January, as he joins a lineup that includes: YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar , Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman , New Yorker editor David Remnick , Warner Music Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. , News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey , Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman , Legendary Pictures head Thomas Tull and VEVO CEO Rio Caraeff . All Things Digital’s first-ever media conference runs Jan. 30 and 31 at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel , an hour south of Los Angeles. See you there .
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Game On! ESPN’s New Boss, John Skipper, Debuts at D: Dive Into Media.
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