Showtime promotes Espinoza to sports chief
Showtime, the premium US entertainment cable and satellite channel, has promoted Stephen Espinoza to the role of president of sports and event programming.
Espinoza has been at the network since 2011, when he became executive vice-president and general manager of the sports unit.
He will head up Showtime’s sports programming, which featured 71 live boxing fights in 2017.
During Espinoza’s tenure, Showtime has aired the two highest pay-per-view events in boxing history.
In August last year, its broadcast of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor attracted 4.3 million buys.
It just failed to eclipse the US record of 4.5 million buys, which was set for the 'Fight of the Century' between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Prior to joining Showtime, Espinoza was an attorney and partner at law firm Ziffren Brittenham.