Sean Breen serves as senior vice president, affiliate sales for Disney and ESPN Media Networks, where he oversees domestic distribution and licensing efforts for The Walt Disney Company’s media networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, ABC Family, Fusion, and SOAPnet, as well as all associated HD and “Watch” products.
He is also in charge of handling retransmission agreements for The Walt Disney Company’s eight owned ABC stations, ESPN Radio affiliate sales, distributed to over 350 stations across the U.S., and ESPN Syndication sales for broadcast and cable packages including NFL, SEC, Big 12 and America’s Athletic conferences.
Breen began his career at ESPN in August 2000, in Affiliate Sales and Marketing as Senior Account Executive, advancing through the organization to Vice President, Field Sales in 2004. In August 2006, he was appointed to take on the additional role of Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN Radio, and elevated to senior vice president of Disney and ESPN’s field sales team in 2007. He was promoted to his current role in April 2013.
Breen was Multichannel News Forty Under Forty award recipient in 2009 and 2010, has served on a number of CTAM boards, and is an active member of NAMIC and WICT.
Breen resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and three children. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Regis University in 1994.