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Justin Connolly

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 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. In June 2017, he added oversight of ESPN’s strategy and development teams to his portfolio.

Prior to his current role, Justin served as Senior Vice President, college networks, and was responsible for setting the strategic direction, overseeing the content acquisition and scheduling, and working collaboratively with all ESPN business units to maximize distribution, viewership and revenue opportunities for Longhorn Network and SEC Network. Under his direction, SEC Network was the most successful network launch in cable history.