ESPN, subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and The Hearst Corporation has launched a new sports social network called ESPNRise.com. The demographic of ESPNRise.com is 14-18 year olds that play high school sports. The name ESPNRise comes from ESPN’s acquisition of School Sports Inc. School Sports published a magazine called RISE. RISE is now called ESPN Rise and has a website called RISEmag.com.
ESPNRise will have features such as regional rankings, profiles, videos, podcasts, photo upload, blogs, etc. ESPNRise’s competitors include TAKKLE and YourSports.com.