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ESPN
Launched September 7, 1979
Owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Slogan The Worldwide Leader in Sports
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Headquarters Bristol, Connecticut
San Francisco, California
Charlotte, North Carolina
Formerly called Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
ESP (never used on air)
Website ESPN.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 206
Dish Network 140 (SD)
9424 (HD)
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels

ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. It was founded by Scott Rasmussen and his father Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, who was the network's first President and CEO (and later became the United States Football League's first commissioner). George Bodenheimer is ESPN's current president, a position he has held since November 19, 1998; since March 3, 2003, he has been the head of ABC Sports as well, which has since been rebranded as ESPN on ABC (though ABC Sports still legally has a separate existence). ESPN's signature telecast, SportsCenter, debuted with the network and aired its 30,000th episode on February 11, 2007. ESPN broadcasts primarily out of its studios in Bristol, Connecticut; it also operates offices out of Charlotte, North Carolina; San Francisco and Los Angeles, California; the Los Angeles office is scheduled to open at L.A. Live in 2009. The network is available in over 100 million homes in the United States and over 150 countries and territories via ESPN International. The name of the sport company was lengthened to "ESPN Inc." in February 1985. Image File history File links ESPN_logo. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Disney redirects here. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... 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ESPN unofficially considers itself "The Worldwide Leader in Sports," a slogan that appears on nearly all company media but whose origin is unknown.

Contents

History

Early years

The roots of ESPN can be traced to Bill Rasmussen, a television sports reporter for WWLP, the NBC affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bill was hoping to create the first national sports network. In the mid-1970s, Rasmussen worked for the World Hockey Association's New England Whalers, selling commercial time for their broadcasts. His son Scott, a former high school goaltender, was the team's public-address announcer. Both were fired in 1977 and Rasmussen sought a new business venture. His original idea was a cable television network (then a fairly new medium) that focused on covering sports events in the state of Connecticut (for example, the Hartford Whalers and the Connecticut Huskies). When Rasmussen was told that buying a continuous 24-hour satellite feed was less expensive than buying several blocks of only a few hours a night, he expanded to a 24-hour nationwide network. The channel's original name was ESP, for Entertainment and Sports Programming, but it was changed prior to launch.[1] A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... WWLP is the NBC-affiliated television station for Western Massachusetts. ... This article is about the television network. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... WHA redirects here. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ...


ESPN started with the debut of SportsCenter hosted by Lee Leonard and George Grande on September 7, 1979. Afterwards was a pro slow pitch softball game. The first score on SportsCenter was from women's tennis. This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Lee Leonard (born in New York City on April 3, 1929) is an American television personality who was involved in the launch of two of the most influential networks in TV history. ... George Grande (pronounced like the English word grand) is an American sportscaster who hosted the first broadcast of SportsCenter on ESPN in 1979. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...


To help fill 24 hours a day of air time, ESPN aired a wide variety of sports events that broadcast networks did not show on weekends, including Australian Rules Football, Davis Cup tennis, professional wrestling, boxing, and additional college football and basketball games. The U.S. Olympic Festival, the now-defunct competition that was organized as a training tool by the United States Olympic Committee, was also an ESPN staple during this time. High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. ...


Even before ESPN began telecasts, it convinced the NCAA to grant it rights to show early round games of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The game broadcasts were extensive and helped college basketball gain a larger audience.[citation needed] This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ...


Professional sports arrive

ESPN (along with the USA Network) was among the earliest cable-based broadcast partners for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Lasting from 1982-84, the network's relationship with the association marked its initial foray into the American professional sports sector. After an eighteen-year hiatus, ESPN (by then, under the auspices of the ABC network), secured a $2.4 billion/six-year broadcast contract with the NBA, thereby revitalizing its historic compact with U.S. professional basketball. USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... NBA redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Professional basketball refers to a number of leagues in which athletes play in sports arenas, on organized teams, for profit. ...


In 1983, The United States Football League (USFL) made its debut on ESPN and ABC. The league (which lasted for three seasons and featured a New Jersey-based team, the Generals, owned by Donald Trump), enjoyed ephemeral success, some portion of which was a byproduct of the exposure afforded through ESPN's coverage. “USFL” redirects here. ... The New Jersey Generals were a franchise of the United States Football League (USFL), established in 1982 to begin play in the spring and summer of 1983. ...


In 1987, ESPN gained partial rights to the National Football League. The league agreed to the deal as long as ESPN agreed to simulcast the games on local television stations in the participating markets, which continues today. ESPN Sunday Night Football would last for 19 years and symbolize ESPN's rise from novelty network to American pop culture institution. In the 2006 NFL season ABC's Monday Night Football, long considered the showcase game of the NFL's week, began to be broadcast on ESPN. This was done to increase viewership of the Sunday night game and make it the "showcase" game. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL redirects here. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... MNF redirects here. ...


In 1990, ESPN added Major League Baseball to its lineup with a $400 million contract[2]. MLB games are still on ESPN today and are scheduled to continue through 2011. Jon Miller and Joe Morgan were named as the broadcasters, and that team also continues to this day. Major Leagues redirects here. ... Jon Miller (born October 11, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ...


ESPN at one time has broadcast each of the four major professional sports leagues in North America until deciding not to renew the deal with the National Hockey League after the 2004-2005 lockout, citing ratings for original programming was comparable to those of NHL broadcasts.[3] The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... NHL redirects here. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Today, ESPN broadcasts 65 sports, 24 hours a day in 14 languages in more than 150 countries.[4]


Expansion

The 1990s and early 2000s saw considerable growth within the company. In 1993, ESPN2 was founded, with Keith Olbermann and Suzy Kolber launching the network with SportsNite. Three years later, ESPNEWS was born, with Mike Tirico as the first anchor. (Today, Tirico is the play-by-play announcer on Monday Night Football.) In 1997, ESPN purchased Classic Sports Network and renamed it ESPN Classic. The latest ESPN network in the U.S., ESPNU, began on March 4, 2005. ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator, and radio sportscaster. ... Suzy Kolber (born May 14, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a football sideline reporter, co-producer, and anchor for ESPN and ABC Sports. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and news, spoken as ESPN news), launched on November 1, 1996, is a 24-hour-a-day sports news television channel produced by the sports network ESPN. It airs news, highlights, press conferences, and commentary by analysts all in relation to sports. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... MNF redirects here. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. ESPNU originates out of ESPN Regional Televisions Charlotte, North Carolina offices. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ESPN International began in the early 1990s to take advantage of the growing satellite markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In Canada, ESPN, Inc. purchased a minority share of TSN and RDS (in fact, the current corporate logo of both looks similar to that of ESPN). In 2004, ESPN finally entered the European market by launching a version of ESPN Classic, and in December 2006, it agreed to purchase North American Sports Network. SportsCenter's primary three broadcasts each day are at 1 a.m. ET (which re-airs usually until about noon ET), 6 p.m. ET, and 11 p.m. ET. ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The British version of ESPN Classic launched on March 14, 2006 [1] and is on Sky Digital Channel 442. ... NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ...


In 1994, ESPN set the standard for understanding the role of sports in America with the creation of The ESPN Sports Poll by Dr. Richard Luker. The Sports Poll was the first ongoing national daily study of sports fan activities and interests in the United States. Sporting News acknowledged the accomplishments of The ESPN Sports Poll and Dr. Luker in 1996.[5]


With the increasing costs of live sports entertainment, such as the U.S.$8.8 billion costs for NFL football broadcasts rights for eight years, "scripted entertainment has become a luxury item for ESPN," said David Carter, director of the Sports Business Institute at the University of Southern California.[6]


From 1996 onward, ESPN was closely integrated with ABC Sports. That year, Steve Bornstein, president of ESPN since 1990, was made president of ABC Sports as well. This integration culminated in the 2006 decision to merge ABC Sports' operations with ESPN. As a result, all of ABC's sports programming now uses ESPN on ABC. However, ABC Sports is still legally separate from ESPN (see below). Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Steve Bornstein is currently the President and CEO of the NFL Network and is also the NFLs Executive-VP of Media. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC Sports redirects here. ...


ESPN is currently building a full-fledged broadcast production facility in downtown Los Angeles, as a part of the L.A. Live complex across from the Staples Center. The five-story facility will house an ESPN Zone restaurant on the first two floors and two television production studios with digital control rooms on upper floors. It is scheduled to open in spring 2009. One of the studios will host late-night editions of SportsCenter.[7] L.A. Live model facing the Staples Center L.A. Live, (also popularly called Times Square West, and The Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District) is currently under construction in Downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ...


As of January 15th, 2008, ESPN has signed a multi-million dollar contract with professional gaming circuit Major League Gaming or MLG for short. Although some have argued that professional gaming is not a physical sport, ESPN has gone ahead with this collaboration. Major League Gaming (MLG) is a professional American gaming league founded in 2002 that is dedicated to competitive console gaming. ...


Controversy

See also: Criticism of ESPN

At a roast for co-workers Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic in January 2008, an intoxicated Dana Jacobson cursed the University of Notre Dame, Touchdown Jesus, and Jesus Christ. [8] She also made disparaging remarks about the University of Southern California. ESPN later released a statement apologizing for any offense given to the Notre Dame Football program while not specifically addressing the remarks that Jacobson made nor releasing any video or transcripts of her remarks. Mike Greenberg (born August 6, 1967 in New York City, New York) is a television anchor and radio host for ESPN. At ESPN, he hosts the weekday evening SportsCenter and ESPN Radios Mike and Mike in the Morning show with Mike Golic. ... Michael Mike Golic (born December 12, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a co-host of ESPN Radios Mike and Mike in the Morning and a former defensive lineman in the NFL. He also serves as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2s NFL studio programming, as well as for... Dana Jacobson (born November 5, 1971) joined ESPN as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 p. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Harold Reynolds was fired from ESPN for an alleged "inappropriate hug" in 2006.[9]


Ownership history

As mentioned, William Rasmussen founded the network. Just before ESPN launched, Getty Oil Company (later purchased by Texaco, which in turn was acquired by Chevron) agreed to buy a majority stake in the network. Nabisco and Anheuser-Busch also bought minority stakes.[10] Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J. Paul Getty. ... Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand. ... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Premium Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Chicken in a Biskit. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ...


In 1984, ABC made a deal with Getty Oil to acquire ESPN. ABC retained an 80% share, and sold 20% to Nabisco. The Nabisco shares were later sold to Hearst Corporation, which still holds a 20% stake today. In 1986, ABC was purchased for $3.5 billion by Capital Cities Communications. In 1995, The Walt Disney Company purchased Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion and picked up an 80% stake in ESPN at that time. According to an analysis published by Barron's magazine in February 2008, ESPN "is probably worth more than 40% of Disney's entire value... based on prevailing cash-flow multiples in the industry." The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Premium Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Chicken in a Biskit. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... Capital Cities Communications was an American media company best known for its surprise purchase of the much larger ABC in 1985. ... Disney redirects here. ... Barrons magazine is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. ...


Although ESPN has been operated as a Disney subsidiary since 1996, it is still technically a joint venture between Disney and Hearst. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ...


High definition telecasts

Rece Davis and Linda Cohn on June 7, 2004 during the first ever SportsCenter in High Definition
Rece Davis and Linda Cohn on June 7, 2004 during the first ever SportsCenter in High Definition

In 2004, ESPN opened its High Definition center in Bristol, Connecticut. All Bristol based studio shows, including Sportscenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, NFL PrimeTime, Sunday NFL Countdown, Outside the Lines, Kia NBA Shootaround, NBA Fastbreak, College GameNight and others are broadcast in HD. Also, many of the games that ESPN televises are broadcast in HD. The first program ever broadcast in HD on ESPN was an NCAA basketball game in 2002, at the University of Dayton Arena. The first broadcast from the Digital Center was the 11 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter with Linda Cohn and Rece Davis on June 7, 2004. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (914x513, 66 KB) Summary SportsCenter set Licensing Licensing This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (914x513, 66 KB) Summary SportsCenter set Licensing Licensing This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor William T. Stortz Area  - City 69. ... Baseball Tonight is a Sports Emmy Award-winning program that airs on ESPN, and is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball. ... NFL Live is a name that has been used as the title of two National Football League-related shows. ... Old NFL Primetime logo NFL Primetime is a sports television program that has aired on ESPN since 1987. ... Sunday NFL Countdown logo Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ... NBA Shootaround is a National Basketball Association pregame show for ESPNs coverage of the NBA. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... NCAA Basketball (known as World League Basketball in Europe [1])is a basketball video game developed by Sculptured Software for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... University of Dayton Arena is a 13,409-seat multi-purpose arena in Dayton, Ohio. ... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... Rece Davis (born December 14, 1965 as Laurece Davis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama), has been a journalist for ESPN since 1995. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Executives

  • George Bodenheimer: President, ESPN, Inc.[11]
  • Sean Bratches: Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing[12]
  • Christine Driessen: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer[13]
  • Edwin Durso: Executive Vice President, Administration[14]
  • Chuck Pagano: Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer[15]
  • John Skipper: Executive Vice President, Content[16]
  • Norby Williamson: Executive Vice President, Studio and Remote Production[17]
  • Russell Wolff: Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International[18]

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Norby Williamson is the current ESPN Inc. ...

Advertisement on ESPN

Advertising on ESPN is sold out for months in advance. With nearly three-quarters of ESPN's SportsCenter audience being male, ESPN is a great network to catch the male viewer's attention. Major advertisers such as Apple Computer Co., FedEx, and United Postal Service are continually buying advertisement to reach the 25-54 year old male audience. ESPN's ad revenue averages $441.8 million with an ad rate of $9,446 per 30 second slot.[19]


ESPN significant programming rights

The NFL on ESPN The television rights to broadcast National Football League (NFL) games are the most lucrative and expensive rights of any sport. ...

FIFA ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ... ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... MNF redirects here. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ...

  • FIFA World Cup: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2007
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2007

UEFA The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA... The FIFA U-17 World Cup, formerly the FIFA U-17 World Championship and before the FIFA U-16 World Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 17 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... The FIFA U-20 World Cup, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ...

ESPN Major League Baseball European Cup redirects here. ... The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ...

  • 1990–2013

ESPN Major League Soccer ESPN2 Major League Soccer is a promotion of Major League Soccer (North Americas premiere soccer league) on ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC, with simulcasts on ESPN2HD for the ESPN2 telecasts. ...

  • 1996–2014

Major Indoor Soccer League This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ...

  • 1985–1987

The NBA on ESPN The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ...

  • 1982–1984
  • 2002–2016

The Arena Football League on ESPN The Arena Football League on ESPN is a presentation of the Arena Football League on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC. The telecasts are also expected to be simucast on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ABC HD. The agreement will run from the 2007 season opener and last five years...

  • 1989–2002
  • 2007–2011

Little League World Series A Little League World Series game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. ...

WNBA on ESPN (Originally the WNBA on ESPN2) The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. ...

  • 1997-2016

PGA Tour on ESPN The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...

PBA Tour presented by Denny's on ESPN The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The 2005-2006 PBA Tour logo with the Dennys sponsorship. ...

  • 2000-present

LPGA Tour on ESPN The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

  • 1979-2009
  • Selected majors through deals with their respective sanctioning bodies

NASCAR on ESPN NASCAR on ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ...

  • 1981–2000 (Contracts with individual races)
  • 2007–2014 (Contract with NASCAR)

The IRL on ESPN The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ...

  • 1996–2009

The NHRA on ESPN The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ...

  • 1980(?)–2000 (Contracts with individual races)
  • 2001-2013 (Contract with NHRA)

Champ Car World Series on ESPN Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ...

  • 1992-2001
  • 2007 (series merged with IRL, beginning with the 2008 season)

ESPN National Hockey Night ESPN National Hockey Night is a Super NES action game where the player is cast right straight into NHL action on his TV screen. ...

  • 1985–1988 (National television deal, agreements with individual clubs as early as 1979)
  • 1992-2004

ESPN College Football College football on television includes the broadcasting of college football games, as well as pre- and post-game reports, analysis, and human-interest stories. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

  • Bowl Games: 1982— (Contracts with individual bowl games)
  • ACC: 1998-2010
  • Big 10: 1979-2013
  • Select Big 12 home games: 2007-(?)
  • Big East: 1991-2013
  • C-USA: 1995-2010
  • MAC: 2003-2007
  • Select Pac 10 Home games: 2007-?
  • SEC: (?)-2009
  • Sun Belt: (?)-2007
  • WAC: (?)-2009
  • NCAA Division I FCS (formerly Division I-AA), Division II, and Division III playoffs (selected games) and championship games.

ESPN College Basketball A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ...

  • NCAA Tournament: 1980–1990 (Contract with NCAA)
  • ACC (some telecasts, including games in the conference tournament, are blacked out in ACC markets):
  • Big 10: 1979-2017
  • Big 12: 2008-2016, ESPN Plus (ESPN Plus has exclusive rights to some games in Big 12 markets to protect stations purchasing its syndicated package)
  • Big East: 1979-2013, ESPN Plus

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: 2003-2007 This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Nathans Wall of Fame of contest winners. ...


ESPN also broadcasts a range of horse racing and tennis events. It may sometimes acquire the rights to programming in other sports which airs only on ESPN 360, usually because another broadcaster holds the TV rights. Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... ESPN 360 is a video content player that can be downloaded from ESPN.com. ...


Music

ESPN has had its own theme music for quite a few years, but early on it used source music.[citation needed] An early theme for its flagship SportsCenter program was "Pulstar," an energetic electronic instrumental piece by Vangelis from his 1976 album Albedo 0.39. It would play while computer animation of baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, etc., would fly out from the center of the TV screen in all directions.[citation needed] The North Carolina State University PULSTAR reactor is a 1 megawatt thermal nuclear research reactor. ... Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου IPA: ) is a world-renowned Greek composer of electronic, new age and classical music and musical performer, under the artist name Vangelis Papathanassiou (Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου) or just Vangelis (a diminutive of Evangelos) [IPA: or ]. He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots... Albedo 0. ...


The current theme music on SportsCenter was composed by Annie Roboff, a composer who also co-wrote Faith Hill's 1998 hit "This Kiss."[21] This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This Kiss was the first single from American country singer Faith Hills 1998 Faith album. ...


ESPN in popular culture

ESPN has become a part of popular culture since its inception. The name is constantly referenced throughout the media in movies and television. While the announcers may be actual personalities, in many films where there is a sporting event, the coverage is by ESPN. People who do not even watch sports are familiar with ESPN. Often this comes in the form of a lampoon of the number of channels ESPN operates. A few examples:

  • In the Brad Paisley music video "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)," Dan Patrick is seen broadcasting a fictional bass fishing tournament on SportsCenter.
  • In the movie Zathura, Walter is watching SportsCenter on ESPN while Danny is pestering him, and the TV ends up being destroyed during the first spin of the game by a meteor.
  • In the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, ESPN's growth and addition of new channels is parodied when a major dodgeball tournament is broadcast by ESPN 8 ("The Ocho"): "If it's almost a sport, we've got it!" (There currently is no ESPN 8). This joke refers to ESPN2 originally being referred to as "The Deuce" by the network.
  • In the Adam Sandler remake of The Longest Yard, ESPN2 broadcasts the football game between the criminals and the guards, with popular ESPN personality Chris Berman calling the play-by-play. Also Dan Patrick, another (now former) ESPN personality, plays a cop who arrests Sandler's character, Paul Crewe.
  • In the DVD special features in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, there is a skit that contains the "interview" of fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) to work at ESPN in 1979; he states that the idea of a twenty-four-hour sports network would be ludicrous. This first appeared on ESPN.com.
  • The short-lived 1998 TV series Sports Night (by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin) was based on an ESPN-style network, with the same witty banter between anchors.
  • In Jerry Maguire, ESPN was present in the NFL Draft scene, and one of the last scenes of the movie was an Up Close interview with Rod Tidwell, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character.
  • The film Days of Thunder features several segments of fictional ESPN reporting, along with several actual ESPN NASCAR commentators. Tom Cruise's character Cole Trickle claims to have learned much about NASCAR "by watching ESPN."
  • Many jokes have been made by comedians about fake obscure sports that are shown on ESPN. Dennis Miller mentioned watching "sumo rodeo," while George Carlin stated that ESPN showed "Australian dick wrestling". On an episode of Saturday Night Live, a skit features ESPN 2 airing a show called Scottish Soccer Hooligan Weekly, which includes a fake advertisement for "Senior Women's Beach Lacrosse."
  • SportsCenter's quirky catchphrases were the basis of another SNL sketch in 1999, with Tim Meadows (as Stuart Scott) and guest host Ray Romano anchoring a broadcast in which Romano's character repeatedly exclaims, "Sweet sassy molassy!"
  • In the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Ferrell, the fictional character Ricky Bobby is interviewed by an ESPN reporter.
  • Several SportsCenter anchors are featured in the Hootie & the Blowfish video for "Only Wanna Be With You."
  • In the movie Mr. 3000, Stan Ross is frequently talked about on ESPN shows like SportsCenter, and PTI. After Stan got 2 hits, one away from 3000, ESPN went from talking bad about him, to interviewing him and apologizing. Angela Bassett's character, Maureen Simmons, is an assignment reporter for ESPN. The last game of the season is on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.
  • In the movie BASEketball, ESPN personalities Dan Patrick and Kenny Mayne discuss the Denslow Cup championship on Sportscenter.
  • In the movie The Waterboy, ESPN Sportscenter shows coverage of a University of Michigan football game as they try to use their towel boy at wide receiver in response to Bobby Boucher's success. They also cover the fictional 'Bourbon Bowl' at the end of the movie. Lynn Swann is broadcaster on the field for ESPN.
  • In the Jay-z song Dirt of your shoulder he raps at the 40/40 club ESPN on the screen
  • There are at least four children named after the network. The latest, named ESPN Montana Real, was born in Mississippi in 2006.[22]

[23] Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Zathura is a film directed by Jon Favreau, released in November 2005, based on an illustrated book by Chris Van Allsburg. ... Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a comedy from 20th Century Fox, written and directed by Rawson Thurber and available on DVD or VHS December 2004. ... For the 2004 film, see Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... This article is about the 1974 film. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Categories: Stub | 2004 films | Comedy films ... John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967)[1] is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career, starring in the comedies A Night... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... This article is about the American television series. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Up Close was a sports interview show that aired on ESPN for some 20 years. ... Rod Tidwell is a supporting character from the film Jerry Maguire. ... Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality. ... For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ... 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John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967)[1] is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career, starring in the comedies A Night... Hootie & the Blowfish are an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Mr. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Sunday Night Baseball is the Major League Baseball game of the week that is televised Sunday nights at 8 p. ... BASEketball is a 1998 David Zucker comedy feature film starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Dian Bachar, Robert Vaughn, Yasmine Bleeth, and Jenny McCarthy. ... For other uses, see Water boy (disambiguation). ...


ESPN business ventures

Current

ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. ESPNU originates out of ESPN Regional Televisions Charlotte, North Carolina offices. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ESPN Deportes La Revista is a Spanish Language magazine that focuses on sports from a Hispanic perspective. ... ESPN Original Entertainment logo ESPN Original Entertainment or EOE is a production company that developes various branded programming for ESPN, an American sports entertainment cable channel. ... ESPN Books logo ESPN Books is a publishing company operated by ESPN Started in 2004, ESPN Books has published almost 20 books. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large sports-themed restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... ESPN Integration is an agreement between ESPN and video game developer EA to put various ESPN features in EA Sports games. ... Overview ESPN Online Games are a collection of sports-themed internet video games available on the ESPN360 broadband internet channel. ... // Overview ESPN Broadband is a buissness unit of the ESPN company, itself a subsidary of the Walt Disney Company. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...

Former

Mobile ESPN is a cellular phone-based sports information service offered by ESPN and Verizon Wireless. ...

The ESPN family of networks

Television

ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Launched in June 1995, ESPN Brasil was the first ESPN broadcaster launched outside the United States. ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and news, spoken as ESPN news), launched on November 1, 1996, is a 24-hour-a-day sports news television channel produced by the sports network ESPN. It airs news, highlights, press conferences, and commentary by analysts all in relation to sports. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... ESPN Classic Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by TSN, Bell Globemedia and ESPN featuring classic sports events and movies. ... ESPN HD, launched March 30th, 2003 is a high-definitionsimulcast of the cable television network ESPN, both owned by Disney that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ... ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. ESPNU originates out of ESPN Regional Televisions Charlotte, North Carolina offices. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ABC Sports redirects here. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ... ESPN (formerly an initialism for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

ESPN Now

ESPN Now
Owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language American English
Availability
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

ESPN Now posts around-the-clock sports news along with program scheduling information from ESPN and Go.com. It is only available on digital cable networks and does not feature any program-length original material. Disney redirects here. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Go. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ...


Internet

// Overview ESPN Broadband is a buissness unit of the ESPN company, itself a subsidary of the Walt Disney Company. ... ESPN 360 is a video content player that can be downloaded from ESPN.com. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... ESPNsoccernet provides comprehensive coverage of world soccer. ...

Radio

ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... ESPN Deportes Radio is a Spanish language sports radio network created and produced by Disney-owned ESPN. Programming includes call-in talk shows and commentary from hosts about a full range of sporting events, including soccer, American football, baseball and boxing. ...

Network-wide Preemption

Several times ESPN programing has been drastically altered because of coverage of world events.


Both ESPN and ESPN2 carried ABC News coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The only original program produced after the preemption was a shortened 6pm edition of Sportscenter which focused on covering the cancellations of sporting events in reaction to the terror attacks. ABC News logo ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


ESPN carried the first round of the 2003 NCAA Basketball Tournament due to CBS's coverage of the first few days of the Invasion of Iraq. The games were still produced by CBS. The only identifiers of ESPN was their bottomline graphic. This article is about the broadcast network. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United...


References

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  11. ^ The Walt Disney Company - George W. Bodenheimer Executive Biography. The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  12. ^ SEAN R. H. BRATCHES Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  13. ^ CHRISTINE F. DRIESSEN Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  14. ^ EDWIN M. DURSO Executive Vice President, Administration. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  15. ^ CHUCK PAGANO Executive Vice President, Technology. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  16. ^ JOHN SKIPPER Executive Vice President, Content. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  17. ^ NORBY WILLIAMSON Executive Vice President, Studio and Remote Production. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  18. ^ RUSSELL WOLFF Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International. media.espn.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
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See also

This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Past and present television personalities on the ESPN network. ... ESPN Pacific Rim / ESPN Australia ESPN Australia is a 24 hour sports channel offered in Australia and New Zealand. ... ESPN Full Circle is a presentation of a sporting event that airs on every ESPN network. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... ESPN2 Major League Soccer is a promotion of Major League Soccer (North Americas premiere soccer league) on ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC, with simulcasts on ESPN2HD for the ESPN2 telecasts. ... NASCAR on ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ... The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The NBA on ESPN is the de facto title for the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The ESPN auto racing broadcast teams are listed in the table below, including races broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Keep in mind these are just the broadcast teams for NASCAR, Champ Car, IRL, NHRA, Rally America and the Busch Series. ... The ESPN College Basketball Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. ... The ESPN College Football Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Radio. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The ESPN MLS/Soccer Broadcast Teams are listed in the table below, including games broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC. These are weekly regular season pairings for Major League Soccer. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA... Here is a list of assets owned by The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from DISH Network. ... // Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... Wieden+Kennedy (W+K) is an independently owned American advertising agency best known for its work for Nike. ...

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Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing animation studio in the world. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Founded in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. ... Wonderland Music Company, Inc. ... Walt Disney Music Company is a U.S. music publisher. ... ... New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, informally known as Walt Disney Theatrical, is the stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company. ... Disney-ABC Television Group manages all of The Walt Disney Companys U.S. and global entertainment and news television properties. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... ABC News logo ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... ABC News Now is a 24 hour broadband news channel offered via television and streaming video at ABCNews. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... For Jetix in each country, see Jetix around the world. ... Jetix Play is the sister channel of Jetix owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ... Fox Playhouse is the brand name for Disney Channels preschool programs, often airing as its own channel outside of the United States. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... Lifetime Entertainment Services is an American entertainment industry company, dedicated to entertainment and information programming as well as advocating a range of issues that women find relevant serving over 88 million households across the nation [1], Lifetime Entertainment services has spawned: Three networks Lifetime Television Lifetime Movie Network (launched in... A&E Television Networks is a media company that owns several TV networks on cable and satellite. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company television and radio networks (ABC). ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... Disney-ABC International Television (DAIT) is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s branded and non-branded filmed entertainment distribution, now distributing more than 30,000 hours of content to over 1300 broadcasters across 240 territories worldwide. ... Disney-ABC Domestic Television is the domestic television syndication firm of the Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company, that handles the television distribution of product from Walt Disney Television and ABC Studios, such as Scrubs, My Wife and Kids, and According to Jim. ... ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television Productions, LLC and ABC Television Studio) is a television production company formed in 1989 and renamed in May 2007 to its latest inception. ... Walt Disney Television Animation is the animated television production division of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) oversees several websites owned by The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. ... Go. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC News is a division of ABC television and radio networks (ABC), owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... Disney. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... KABC-TV, channel 7, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, licensed to Los Angeles, California. ... KFSN-TV is the ABC owned and operated television station in Fresno, California. ... KGO-TV (ABC7) is an owned-and-operated television station of The Walt Disney Company-owned ABC, based in San Francisco, California. ... KTRK TV is a television station in Houston, Texas, affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company network. ... , WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... WJRT-TV is the American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station (O&O) in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... WLS-TV abc Disney 7 is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois and thats owned and operated by the abc-TV Network & The Walt Disney Company. ... WPVI-TV, channel 6, is an owned-and-operated station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... WTVD, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated station of the Walt Disney Company-owned ABC television network, based in Durham, North Carolina. ... WTVG, known on air as 13ABC, is the ABC owned and operated television station in Toledo, Ohio with a coverage area serving northwestern Ohio, Southeastern Michigan and Essex County, Ontario. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... KDIS 1110 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... KDIS-FM broadcasts in the Little Rock, Arkansas area at 99. ... KDIZ (1440 AM) is a radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. ... KESN is a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas based sports talk radio station. ... KKDZ in Seattle, Washington is the Radio Disney outlet for the Puget Sound region. ... KMIC is a Radio Disney station serving the Houston, Texas market. ... KMIK is a Tempe, Arizona AM Radio station that is part of the Radio Disney Network. ... KMKI is a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas AM Radio station licensed inPlano, Texas that is part of the Radio Disney network, which is also based in Dallas, Texas. ... KMKY is a radio station in Oakland, California that broadcasts on 1310 AM. It has childrens variety programming and is part of the Radio Disney network. ... KNIT is an AM Southern Gospel radio station that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and is owned by James Crystal Radio Group. ... KSPN (710 AM) is an all-sports radio station based in Los Angeles, California. ... KSPN-FM is in the Aspen, Colorado area and broadcasts at 103. ... WDDY is an AM radio station licensed to Albany, New York. ... WEAE-AM is a sports talk station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WEPN (1050 kHz), branded as 1050 ESPN Radio, is a 24-hour sports radio station in New York City featuring national and local sports talk programs and live broadcasts of sports matches. ... WFDF is the call sign of a radio station at 910 kHz on the AM dial in Flint, Michigan, which began broadcasting in 1922. ... WMKI is a childrens radio station in the Boston market. ... WMVP (1000 AM) is the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... WRDZ-AM 1300 is an AM radio station licensed to La Grange, Illinois serving northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin. ... WRDZ is a Radio Disney station serving the Indianapolis, Indiana market. ... WSDZ is an AM radio station in Belleville, Illinois, located at 1260 kHz. ... WWCS is a Radio Disney station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... WWMK AM 1260 is the Radio Disney affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, and is owned by ABC Radio. ... The Walt Disney Company’s Golden Oak Ranch is an outdoor ranch that serves as an interior and exterior filming site. ... The Prospect Studios (also known as ABC Television Center [West]) is a lot containing several television studios located at 4151 Prospect Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the corner of Prospect Aveune and Talmadge Street (named in honor of silent screen star Norma Talmadge), just east... Reedy Creek Energy Services (RCES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. ... Times Square Studios is located in Times Square in New York City, New York. ... Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor, books and magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... // Foxtel and Austar both use the Optus C1 satellite. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... Neighbourhood Cable (ASX: NCA) is a regional telecommunications provider based in Victoria. ... Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... SelecTV is an Australian satellite based subscription television broadcasting service headed by CEO Jim Blomfield (previously CEO of FOXTEL). ... TransACT is an Australian telecommunications company based in Canberra which provides broadband internet access, fixed and mobile telephony, and cable television services in Canberra and a subset of these services in Queanbeyan and throughout South-east NSW. The company is part-owned by ActewAGL (the main energy and water utility... UBI WORLD TV is an Australian digital satellite pay television service that broadcasts predominantly ethnic (and mainly non-english) channels. ... Arena is an Australian cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Televisions subscription platforms. ... Bio- can be a prefix for many words, including: Biography Biology See also Bi- (prefix) Bio (graffiti tagger) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Comedy Channel (promoted on air as comedy) is an Australian subscription television channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... This article is about the French television channel, for the British fashion and music channel see Fashion Music TV Fashion TV is an international television channel devoted to fashion and modelling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see FOX 8. ... The Hallmark Channel is an Australian cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Televisions subscription platforms. ... The HOW TO Channel is an Australian cable and satellite television channel. ... The LifeStyle Channel is an Australian television channel dedicated to the subjects of home, garden, kitchen and family. ... LifeStyle FOOD presents some of the hottest programs from here and around the world, all in one place, 24 hours a day every day of the week. ... The Ovation Channel was created by Optus Television as a platform for showcasing the arts. ... Sci Fi Channel Australia is the first science fiction channel on Australian television and is owned and run by the TV1 General Entertainment Partnership. ... This article is about the Australian television network. ... UKTV is a subscription television channel in Australia and New Zealand, screening UK entertainment programming, sourced mainly from the archives of the BBC, TALKBACKThames and ITV Plc. ... Antonia Kidman is one of the faces of W. (also known as ) is the name of an Australian television channel which broadcasts programs of special interest to women on the cable and satellite Pay-TV networks, Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television. ... Wine TV or Wine Network is a digital cable & satellite television channel that airs programming about Wine and Spirits. ... MOVIE NETWORK, was created as Optus Visions 24 hour movie channel. ... MOVIE NETWORK, was created as Optus Visions 24 hour movie channel. ... MOVIE NETWORK, was created as Optus Visions 24 hour movie channel. ... MOVIE NETWORK, was created as Optus Visions 24 hour movie channel. ... SHOWTIME is the provider of Australia’s premium movie channels. ... SHOWTIME is the provider of Australia’s premium movie channels. ... SHOWTIME is the provider of Australia’s premium movie channels. ... SHOWTIME is the provider of Australia’s premium movie channels. ... For more information on the international TCM, see Turner Classic Movies. ... World Movies is an Australian cable channel that broadcasts foreign films, usually subtitled, on Foxtel, Austar, and Optus. ... ESPN Pacific Rim / ESPN Australia ESPN Australia is a 24 hour sports channel offered in Australia and New Zealand. ... Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 18 different languages. ... Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 18 different languages. ... Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels. ... FoxSportsNews is an Australian cable and satellite sports news channel. ... Main Event is Australias only pay-per-view channel. ... Nat Geo Adventure (formerly Adventure One) is an outdoor adventure channel available in Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... Setanta Sports (pronounced ) is an international sports broadcaster, operating 12 channels in 24 countries. ... Sky Racing is an Australian racing channel. ... TVN (Thoroughbred Vision) is an Australian thoroughbread horse racing channel. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. ... World News bulletins form the main part of the channels daily schedule. ... Bloomberg Television are cable television networks around the world that broadcast business and financial news 24 hours a day. ... Channel NewsAsia (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated CNA) is a pan-Asian news channel based in Singapore and owned by MediaCorp. ... CNBC Asia is a business news channel in Asia. ... CNN International (CNNI) is an English language television network that carries news, current affairs and business programming world-wide. ... EuroNews is a multilingual and pan-European television news channel launched on January 1, 1993. ... Fox News redirects here. ... NDTV 24x7 is a premier English language news channel in India that is owned by New Delhi Television Ltd. ... For the United States Weather Channel with the same name, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... The Weather Company is the main provider of weather services to Australian television stations and weather-related websites. ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... For Crime & Investigation Network in the United Kindom, see Crime & Investigation Network (UK). ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... Discovery Channel logo Discovery Channel Australia is part of a 6 channel bouquet (not including timeshifts) on digital subscription TV, available on Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar. ... For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ... For the original Boomerang channel, see Boomerang (TV channel). ... The original Cartoon Network logo Cartoon Network is a Cable/Satellite TV channel, owned by Turner International, broadcasting exclusively in Australia. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Nick Jr. ... Nickelodeon Australia is a counterpart of the Nickelodeon network in the USA. However unlike other Viacom brand stations in Australia (ie; MTV and VH1), Nickelodeon Australia is not owned by Viacom however is owned by XYZnetworks. ... Playhouse Disney is an Australian cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Televisions subscription platforms. ... Channel [V] Australia is arguably the most popular Australian subscription television music channel, and also the newest (and second largest) Channel [V] channel. ... Channel [V]2 is an Australian pay-tv channel. ... Country Music Channel (CMC) is a music television channel provided by Australias XYZ Networks. ... MAX is an Australian music channel. ... MTV Australia is the Australian version of MTV Music Television, a channel specialising in music and youth culture programming. ... VH1 Australia is a music channel in Australia. ... TMF Australia, which is owned by MTV Networks Australia, was soft-launched in April, 2007 on the Optus Television Network and will allow viewers to interact with the channel via the web and mobile (3G Network) commencing on June 22, 2007. ... MCM is a music French TV channel belonging to Groupe MCM. It was started in 1989 by Groupe Europe following the MTV model. ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ... Antenna, better known as ANT1, is a popular television station in Greece. ... Arab Radio and Television Network (Acronym: ART) is an Arabic-language television network characterized by its multitude of channels. ... Aurora Community Television is an Australian subscription television channel that screens programs about Australia and the Australian community. ... Australian Christian Channel (ACC) is a religious channel featured on subscription-based television in Australia. ... The Filipino Channel (TFC) is an international Filipino broadcasting service owned by the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. ... Founded in August 1985, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (Arabic: ), widely known as LBCI, is the first private television station in Lebanon. ... Mad World is a song written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears. ... RAI International is an internationally-broadcast Italian language channel run by Italys national broadcaster, RAI. Programming includes a mix of news, discussion-based programmes, drama and documentaries as well as sports coverage including live games from Italys top soccer league- Serie A. Rai International broadcasts, throughout the world... Expo Channel is a home shopping channel available primarily through pay television in Australia, but also through domestic FTA in some areas. ... Television Shopping Network (TVSN) is a home shopping channel broadcast on pay television in Australia. ... BBC HD is the high-definition television channel launched by the BBC on a trial basis from May 15, 2006, with the first HD originated programme, Planet Earth, shown on May 27. ... ESPN Pacific Rim / ESPN Australia ESPN Australia is a 24 hour sports channel offered in Australia and New Zealand. ... Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels. ... Asia Business News (ABN) was a business news channel by Dow Jones and Company. ... C7 Sport was a pay-TV service in Australia, owned and run by Kerry Stokes Seven Network. ... CNNfn was a U.S. cable television news network operated by Time Warner from December 29, 1995 to December 15, 2004. ... The FOX Footy Channel was a channel exclusively dedicated to Australian rules football. ... The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts in over 100 countries. ... // Foxtel and Austar both use the Optus C1 satellite. ... Australian television channels include two government owned national networks, three major commercial capital city networks, several regional commercial networks and independent stations that are generally affiliates of the major networks, and a handful of community stations. ... // Television broadcasting in Australia began on the 16th of September, 1956 in black and white at TCN-9 in Sydney, and has since expanded to include a broad range of public, commercial, community, subscription, narrowcast and amateur stations across the country. ... Regional television is a term given to local television services in areas outside of the five main Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). ... Bruce Gyngell officially launching television in Australia on September 16, 1956 in Sydney. ... This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ... Please Note: All data is correct as on 17 July 2007 This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a listing of Australian television presenters and television journalists. ... This article concerns television in Canada, including its history, programming and business. ... Provision was first made for the licensing of private radio and television stations in New Zealand by the Broadcasting Act 1976 (see sections 24(1) (g) and 95(1)(f)). // Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has the largest market share of any television network or station operator. ... British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ... This article is about television in the United States, specifically its history, art, business and government regulation. ... Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards are a set of awards presented to the worlds best websites. 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