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Russell Wolff to lead ESPN+

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Disney has announced that network veteran Russell Wolff will be the executive vice president and general manager of ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer service that launched in April 2018.

Why it matters: Last month, ESPN announced that ESPN+ had surpassed 1 million subscriptions, the majority of which were not pre-existing "ESPN Insider subscribers." Wolff will be responsible for managing ESPN+, and he will help the overall management and commercialization of ESPN-branded digital products.

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