Stephen Espinoza

As Showtime fills its scorecard with more sports programming—including “Championship Boxing,” “60 Minutes Sports” and “Inside the NFL”—Espinoza continues to prove himself an agile coach. He manages development and execution of the overall strategy of the group and its pay-per-view unit; the network’s relationships with distributors, talent and suppliers; and the acquisition and licensing of PPV event programming. Espinoza will be brokering upcoming boxing deals with a new slate of fighters, and will continue to recruit talent and acquire and license PPV fights for the network. He’s also developing projects for other franchises and developing sports documentaries, including Ben Simmons doc “One and Done.” Favorite charity he works with? “I’m especially fond of two NYC-area pit bull rescue organizations, New York Bully Crew and AmsterDog.”

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