One World Sports said it has named ESPN veteran Todd Myers vice president, programming, acquisitions and development, a newly created position that includes responsibility for the network’s programming acquisitions across all platforms for the U.S. and Canada, and the development of original content.
“Todd brings a wealth of experience in evaluating and acquiring globally popular sports franchises and events, as well as developing compelling content, that will resonate with our viewers who have a diverse interest and desire to consume sports on all platforms,” said One World Sports executive vice president, programming and production Joel Feld. “With the addition of Todd, we will continue to grow the types of sports we acquire, expand the global footprint of these events and the methods of consumption for our viewers.”
Myers spent 16 years at ESPN, most recently as director of programming and acquisitions, where led the network’s programming acquisitions strategy for cricket, rugby, CrossFit Games, and ESPN Wide World of Sports. Myers also oversaw ESPN's College Production business and was responsible for setting the strategic programming direction for ESPN On Demand content across all platforms along with ESPN's electronic-sell-through business and Interactive TV. He joined ESPN in 1999 as a producer after having served as a producer at WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.
“The popularity of international sports, especially among millennials, continues to grow at a rapid pace in the U.S. and Canada,” Myers said in a statement. “One World Sports is well positioned to be the foremost authority on global sports across all platforms in North America. I’m excited to join the One World Sports team and to serve global sports fans with the absolute best content across every device.”