21 Facts About Steve Bornstein


Steve Bornstein was born on April 20,1952 and is the chairman of the Media Networks division of the gaming company Activision Blizzard.


Steve Bornstein previously held high-ranking roles at NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC.


Steve Bornstein is the youngest of four siblings, the others being Fred, Andy, and Faye.


Steve Bornstein began his career as a producer, and later executive producer, at WOSU-TV in Columbus, Ohio.


Steve Bornstein worked with Warner-Amex Cable, producing Ohio State Buckeyes football programming for the company's interactive QUBE system.


In 1988, Steve Bornstein was promoted to Executive Vice President of Programming and Production.


Also in 1992, Steve Bornstein established the subsidiary ESPN Enterprises to develop new businesses like ESPN.


Steve Bornstein helped to oversee the debut of ESPN2 in October 1993 and ESPNews in November 1996.


In October 1997, Steve Bornstein directed the acquisition of Classic Sports Network and rebranded the channel as ESPN Classic, adding yet another network to the ESPN family.


Additionally, Steve Bornstein oversaw the development of ESPN International, which has grown to include ownership - in whole or in part - of 24 television networks internationally, as well as a variety of additional businesses that allow ESPN to reach sports fans in over 61 countries and territories across all seven continents.


Steve Bornstein is credited with the creation of the ESPYs Awards, short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award.


In January 2003, Steve Bornstein was appointed president and CEO of NFL Network and Executive Vice President of Media by then NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.


In November 2003, Steve Bornstein launched NFL Network, which was the most widely distributed sports network in the history of the industry when it launched and became the youngest network ever to win a Sports Emmy after just 58 days on the air.


In 2009, Steve Bornstein spearheaded the creation of NFL RedZone, the widely acclaimed channel produced by NFL Network that whips around live to every NFL game on Sunday afternoons delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments to viewers.


Ultimately, Steve Bornstein would bring the league's internet and mobile assets in-house and help build NFL Media into a collection of league-owned media assets including NFL Network, NFL.


Steve Bornstein was instrumental in the December 2011 landmark nine-year extensions with CBS, FOX and NBC which continue the NFL's tradition on broadcast television through the 2022 season.


Steve Bornstein helped lead renewal negotiations in 2014 with DirecTV for exclusive rights to carry NFL Sunday Ticket and its package of every Sunday afternoon out-of-market game through a new multi-year agreement.


In 2014, Steve Bornstein was succeeded by Brian Rolapp as CEO of NFL Network.


Steve Bornstein takes part in numerous charitable activities with a wide range of organizations.


Steve Bornstein is the founder and current board chair of The V Foundation, one of the nation's cancer research funding organizations, which has raised more than $125 million for cancer research in the name of late college basketball coach Jim Valvano.


Steve Bornstein is currently on the board of directors for hudl.