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ESPN taps Richard Vivian

Exec to be director of sports distribution

LONDON — Disney-owned sports web ESPN has tapped Richard Vivian as its director of sports distribution (channels and syndication).

Working within Disney Media Distribution, Vivian will play a lead role in planning, developing and delivering sales strategies for ESPN’s sports television programs and channels.

These include ESPN, ESPN Classic, ESPN America and ESPN America HD across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Vivian joins from Box Television, where he was commercial director.

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