WILMINGTON, Del. — Pro Football Network Inc. (PFN) announced today that David Bearman, a 21-year veteran in the sports media industry, has been hired as its Chief Content Officer. Bearman, who most recently served as the Deputy Editor of Sports Betting at ESPN, will begin on April 19 and oversee the content strategy and operations throughout the company.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the team at Pro Football Network,” said Bearman. “It’s a great opportunity to build upon a solid foundation and take the PFN brand to the next level.”
Bearman’s experience in the sports media industry, including the last four years as Deputy Editor of Sports Betting for ESPN.com and 14 years in ESPN’s Stats & Information Department, BottomLine Productions, and its Content Research Department, will help further PFN’s content offerings. Additionally, his relationships with industry leaders will help leverage PFN’s market share and content offerings in new ways.
“We ran a very meticulous hiring process to find our next Chief Content Officer,” Matt Cannata, Chief Executive Officer, said. “Throughout every stage of the interview process, David stood out above the other candidates, and it was a unanimous decision within to move forward with the job offer. We’re thrilled to have him on our team and can’t wait for him to get started.”
PFN’s hiring of its Chief Content Officer comes on the heels of Absolute Sports’ acquisition of the company, which was announced on March 22.
“As Pro Football Network continues to grow and expand its reach in the NFL media space, it is essential that we have a strong leader at the helm of our content strategy,” said Anirudh Kumar, Chief Strategy Officer of Absolute Sports. “David brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role, and we are excited to see the impact he will have on the business.”
About Pro Football Network Inc.
Pro Football Network (PFN) is a comprehensive sports media company that focuses on the NFL, fantasy football, NFL Draft, college football, and betting. PFN’s unique voices and engaging personalities connect with both casual and hardcore football fans through purposeful, captivating, and exceptional football content.
About Absolute Sports
Established in 2009, Absolute Sports, via its flagship brand sportskeeda.com, is a global sports media platform that covers the world’s biggest sports and esports subjects and serves more than 100 million fans every month. The team is composed of top content creators from around the world who produce hundreds of well-researched multimedia content pieces on a daily basis. In 2019, Nazara (NSE: NAZARA), a publicly listed diversified gaming and sports media platform, picked up a majority stake in Absolute Sports Private Limited.