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ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present
ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. Note the ESPN logo in the scorebox, the ESPN BottomLine, and the ABC logo in the lower right hand corner.
SD version of ESPN graphics on ABC, with the network bug in the corner.

ESPN on ABC is the brand used for sports programming on the ABC television network. On September 2, 2006, the former ABC Sports division was fully integrated into ESPN, which, like ABC, is controlled by The Walt Disney Company. [1] Programming on ABC currently has the ESPN logo in the digital on-screen graphic displaying the game score, and use the ESPN BottomLine and SportsCenter In-Game Updates. The change was made to better orient ESPN viewers with the programming on ABC. The ABC logo is used on the watermark-like digital on-screen graphic in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, and is also used for promotions so that viewers will know to tune into the broadcast network and not cable ESPN. [2] ABC Sports might refer to: ABC Sports - the former sports division of the American Broadcasting Company (all sports programs televised by ABC are identified by the brand ESPN on ABC) ABC Sports (Philippines)- branding for sports programs of Associated Broadcasting Company Category: ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (975x558, 529 KB) Summary Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (975x558, 529 KB) Summary Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Espnonabc. ... Image File history File links Espnonabc. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... Image File history File links ESPN-ABC_SD.png‎ Summary SD version of ESPNs graphics on ABC. 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 ESPN-ABC_SD.png‎ Summary SD version of ESPNs graphics on ABC. 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. ... Standard-definition television or SDTV refers to television systems that have a lower resolution than HDTV systems. ... In a typical digital on screen graphic, the stations logo appears in a corner of the screen. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... “Disney” redirects here. ... In a typical digital on screen graphic, the stations logo appears in a corner of the screen. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ...

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ABC Sports

Under Capital Cities

Like its longtime competitors CBS Sports and NBC Sports, ABC Sports was originally just the sports division of a major American network, ABC. The seeds of its eventual integration with ESPN occurred when ABC bought majority control of ESPN in 1984. A year later, Capital Cities Communications bought ABC. Although some ESPN sportscasters such as John Saunders and Dick Vitale began to also appear on ABC Sports telecasts, ESPN and ABC Sports continued to operate separately. CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Capital Cities Communications was an American media company best known for its surprise purchase of the much larger ABC in 1985. ... John Saunders, is currently a journalist for ESPN and ABC. Before working for ESPN, he worked in Baltimore for WMAR and for City-TV in Toronto. ... Richard J. Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V and Mr. ...


Under the Walt Disney Company

After the The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC in 1996, Disney started to slowly integrate ESPN and ABC Sports. ESPN personalities like Chris Berman, Mike Tirico, and Brad Nessler worked on ABC Sports programs. In 1998, ESPN adopted ABC Sports' Monday Night Football graphics and music for its Sunday Night Football broadcasts. During that same year, ESPN signed a five year deal to televise National Hockey League (NHL) games, whereby the cable network essentially bought time on ABC to air selected NHL games. This was noted in copyright beds at the conclusion of the telecasts, i.e. "The Preceding Program has been paid for by ESPN, Inc." ESPN then signed a similar television rights contract in 2002 so it could produce and broadcast National Basketball Association (NBA) games on ABC. Major League Soccer telecasts have a similar arrangement. “Disney” redirects here. ... 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. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Brad Nessler, as part of an NBA on ABC sports broadcast (c. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ... NHL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


2000s

Alternate ABC Sports logo, 2001-2006

Between 2000-2002, many ABC Sports programs utilized graphics almost identical to those of ESPN. Until 2004, ABC used the exact same graphics as ESPN for college basketball, NBA and NHL games (with the lone differences being the time/score graphic and the ABC Sports logo replacing ESPN's). One notable exception was Monday Night Football, which switched to different graphics as part of then-new producer Don Ohlmeyer's attempt to provide some new vigor into those telecasts. From 2002 to 2005, ABC changed graphics each fall, while ESPN's basically remained consistent. As in 2002, both ESPN and ABC switched to new graphics to coincide with the FIFA World Cup in 2006. Image File history File links Abcsports2001. ... Image File history File links Abcsports2001. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The NBA on ABC is the de facto name for a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the American Broadcasting Company television network in the United States. ... The NHL on ABC is a former TV show that televised National Hockey League games on the American Broadcasting Company and was produced by ABCs corporate sibling (under the Walt Disney Company umbrella) ESPN. // 1992-1994 Version From the 1992-1993 season to the 1993-1994 season, ABC televised... Don Ohlmeyer (born Donald Winfred Ohlemeyer, Jr. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...


Meanwhile, Disney continued to consolidate the corporate structure of ESPN and ABC Sports. Steve Bornstein was given the title as president of both ESPN and ABC Sports in 1996. The sales, marketing, and production departments of both divisions were eventually merged. Thus, ESPN uses some union production crews for its coverage (as the networks normally do), whereas non-union personnel is quite common in cable sports broadcasting. Steve Bornstein is currently the President and CEO of the NFL Network and is also the NFLs Executive-VP of Media. ...


The End of ABC Sports

It was announced in 2006 that ABC Sports would be totally integrated into ESPN, using ESPN graphics, music, and production. The brand integration does not directly affect whether ESPN (the cable channel) or ABC carries a particular event, as in most cases this is governed by contracts with the applicable league or organization. Perhaps confusingly, this means that some events, such as the British Open, will be broadcast with ESPN branding during ABC coverage, even though another channel (in this case TNT) owns the cable rights. “British Open” redirects here. ... 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. ...


The last live sporting event televised by ABC Sports was the United States Championship Game in the Little League World Series on Saturday, August 26, 2006 (ABC was slated to carry the Little League World Series Championship Game on Sunday, August 27, but the game was postponed to Monday August 28 due to rain, subsequently airing on ESPN2). The 2006 Little League World Series, held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, started August 18 and ended on August 28, one day later than originally scheduled. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


However, ABC used it's own graphics (with the ABC logo), to cover the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, similar to the ESPN graphics but with a yellow base. The Scripps National Spelling Bee (formerly known as the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee and commonly referred to simply as the National Spelling Bee) is a highly competitive annual spelling bee run on a not-for-profit basis by The E. W. Scripps Company, held in the ballroom at the...


The Beginning of ESPN on ABC

The changeover took effect to coincide with the start of the college football season, with the NBA, IndyCar Series, and NASCAR coverage eventually following suit. The NBA on ABC is the de facto name for a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the American Broadcasting Company television network in the United States. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... NASCAR ON ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ...


On Christmas Day 2006, ESPN on ABC hosted the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Miami Heat for the third year in a row. This was the NBA's first broadcast on ABC since the integration with ESPN. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


Despite the rebranding, ABC Sports appears to still legally exist; George Bodenheimer's official title has remained "president, ESPN Inc. and ABC Sports"[3] despite the rebranding, while ABC itself maintains the copyright over many of the ESPN-branded broadcasts, if they are not contractually assigned to the applicable league or organizer.[4] This appears to be a minor technicality stemming from ESPN being technically a joint venture of Disney (80%) and Hearst Corporation (20%), even though it is operated as a Disney subsidiary. It is not known if Hearst derives any direct revenue from ABC broadcasts This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ...


Trivia

  • When ABC was airing the Saturday morning cartoon series Laff-A-Lympics between 1976 and 1979, commentators Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf were drawn to be wearing the then-traditional yellow jackets of ABC Sports commentators.
  • For many years, ABC Sports programs ended with the line "This has been a presentation of ABC Sports - Recognized around the world as the leader in sports television."

Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Laff-A-Lympics title screen Laff-A-Lympics was the co-headlining segment, with Scooby-Doo, of the package Saturday morning cartoon series Scoobys All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... See also: 1975 in television, other events of 1976, 1977 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1976-77 American network television schedule. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959; a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion voiced by Daws Butler. ... The Cattanooga Cats was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC. The show premiered on September 6, 1969 and ran until September 4, 1971, when it was cancelled. ...

Programs throughout the years

The programs

A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation) The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... ABC Saturday Night College Football is the banner title for ABCs prime-time college football matchups, which will begin September 2, 2006 when the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish meets the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... 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. ... A Little League World Series game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. ... 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. ... The IndyCar Series is the premier series of the Indy Racing League. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... 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. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... Qualifying countries The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled in 1938. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil[1] and will be the 20th FIFA World Cup. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... ESPN X Games logo The X Games is an annual multi-sport event with a focus on action sports. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged fifty and over. ... The Scripps National Spelling Bee (formerly known as the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee and commonly referred to simply as the National Spelling Bee) is a highly competitive annual spelling bee run on a not-for-profit basis by The E. W. Scripps Company, held in the ballroom at the...

Former programs

Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Major League Baseball on ABCs Wide World of Sports. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... Dates: October 11 – October 16 MVP: Rick Dempsey (Baltimore) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Al Clark (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Steve Palermo (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL) ALCS: Baltimore Orioles over Chicago White Sox (3-1) NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies... Dates: October 19 – October 27 MVP: Bret Saberhagen (Kansas City) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Umpires: Don Denkinger (AL), Billy Williams (NL), Jim McKean (AL), Bob Engel (NL), John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL) ALCS: Kansas City Royals over Toronto Blue Jays (4-3... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... The NHL on ABC is a former TV show that televised National Hockey League games on the American Broadcasting Company and was produced by ABCs corporate sibling (under the Walt Disney Company umbrella) ESPN. // 1992-1994 Version From the 1992-1993 season to the 1993-1994 season, ABC televised... The Baseball Network was a short-lived television joint venture involving the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and Major League Baseball. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... 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. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... ABCs Wide World of Sports is a long-running sports anthology show on American television. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Preakness Stakes is a Grade I stakes race 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... M*A*S*H, see The Army-Navy Game (M*A*S*H episode). ...

Notable personalities

Roone Arledge (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports broadcasting pioneer who was chairman of ABC News from 1977 until his death, and a key part of the companys rise to competition with the two other main broadcasting stations, NBC and CBS, in the 60s, 70s... Image:Garybenderheadshot. ... John Francis Jack Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... Chet Forte was an American television director. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... For other persons named Chuck Howard, see Chuck Howard (disambiguation). ... For the former professional American football player, see Keith Jackson (football player). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Kenneth McManus, better known by his professional name of Jim McKay (b. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster for ABC. // Educated at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, Musburger began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. ... Chris Schenkel Chris Schenkel (born August 21, 1923 in Bippus, Indiana; died September 11, 2005 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was an American sportscaster. ... Edgar J. Scherick (October 24, 1924 – December 2, 2002) was one of the most prolific producers of television miniseries, made-for-television films, and theatrical motion pictures. ...

Main Competitors

The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ...

Quotes about the demise of ABC Sports

My heart just weeps for Roone's legacy.[5]

Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports, whose career started as an Olympic researcher at ABC Sports before he became Roone Arledge's executive assistant. Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Roone Arledge (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports broadcasting pioneer who was chairman of ABC News from 1977 until his death, and a key part of the companys rise to competition with the two other main broadcasting stations, NBC and CBS, in the 60s, 70s...

It was inevitable. When ABC was sold to Capital Cities, and then to Disney, the handwriting was on the wall. A lot of people worked to make ABC what it was, and they deserve more than to have their legacy callously tossed aside.[5]

—Veteran ABC Sports announcer Keith Jackson. Jackson added that Capital Cities' refused to fully back bids by Dennis Swanson, Roone Arledge's successor, to acquire the TV rights to the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, which were signature purchases for NBC. According to Jackson, Capital Cities didn't just short, they cut him off. The last Olympic Games that ABC televised were the 1988 Winter Olympics from Calgary. “Disney” redirects here. ... For the former professional American football player, see Keith Jackson (football player). ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ...

The tail took over the dog. The world has changed.[5]

—Longtime Monday Night Football commentator Frank Gifford. Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ...

The opportunity to marry the ESPN brand to the ABC television network to better serve fans is what this is all about.... anybody looking for the demise of ABC Sports is barking up the wrong tree.[5]

George Bodenheimer, the president of ESPN. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

I think the tradition of ABC Sports has been incorporated within ESPN. I think your next question is what would Roone Arledge think, and I'll tell you Roone could never have anticipated the media world of 2006. If he had or if he was alive today, I think he would support the move because of the power of the ESPN brand.[6]

—Former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ...

Logos

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ ABC press release, May 1, 2007
  4. ^ For instance, the copyright disclaimers at the end of ABC's college football broadcasts read "©xxxx American Broadcasting Companies, Inc."
  5. ^ a b c d ABC Sports Is Dead at 45; Stand by for ESPN
  6. ^ Goodbye ABC Sports, hello ESPN on ABC

A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...

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