On March 5, 2018 ESPN announced it had hired Disney exec Jimmy Pitaro as president of ESPN. On March 6, 2018 I talked to Eric Jackson, who is founder and president of EMJ Capital about the hire. Eric is a big investor in the tech and media sectors and very bullish on Disney and on the hire. We also talked ESPN’s upcoming ESPN+ streaming service, what an ESPN eSports initiative might look like, and Eric’s interest in seeing how the new morning and daytime ESPN studio shows perform. Eric also makes his pick for which teams while play in the NBA Finals (Spoiler: I didn’t thin the pick was all that bullish from Disney’s perspective).
Eric Jackson on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ericjackson)
Eric on CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com/eric-m-jackson/)
The Eric Jackson Podcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1009301965/the-eric-jackson-podcast)