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Encyclopedia > Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
ESPN
ESPN logo
Type Cable Television Network
Country Bristol, Connecticut Flag of United States United States
Availability National, through regional affiliates
Founder Scott Rasmussen and Bill Rasmussen
Owner The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%)
Key people George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc.
Launch date September 7, 1979
Past names Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
Website espn.go.com

ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting 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. The current president, since November 19, 1998, of ESPN is George Bodenheimer. Bodenheimer is also the current head of ESPN on ABC, having been named to that position on March 3, 2003. Its signature telecast, SportsCenter, debuted with the network and aired its 25,000th episode on August 25, 2002. ESPN broadcasts primarily out of its studios in Bristol, Connecticut; it also operates offices out of Charlotte, San Francisco, and Los Angeles which will open in 2009. ESPN is available in over 90 million homes in the United States and over 147 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. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Scott Rasmussen was the co-founder of the sports television network ESPN, along with his father Bill Rasmussen. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Scott Rasmussen was the co-founder of the sports television network ESPN, along with his father Bill Rasmussen. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 600. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

ESPN started as an alternative to standard television news broadcasts and the information found in "Sports" sections of newspapers. It began as a fairly small operation and often had to broadcast unorthodox sporting events, such as the World's Strongest Man Competition; international sports relatively unknown in the U.S., such as Australian rules football, as well as the short-lived United States Football League (USFL), to attract viewers. In 1987, ESPN landed a contract to show National Football League games on Sunday evenings, an event which marked as a turning point in its development from a smaller cable TV network to a marketing empire, a cornerstone to the enthusiastic "sports culture" it largely helped to create. The Met-Rx Worlds Strongest Man (WSM) competition is the best-recognized annual international event in strength athletics. ... Australian Rules and Aussie Rules redirect here. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


ESPN was originally owned by a joint venture between Getty Oil Company (which was purchased by Texaco) and Nabisco. Since 1984, the entire family of ESPN networks and franchises have been owned by ABC (the American Broadcasting Company) (80%) (which became part of The Walt Disney Company in 1996) and the Hearst Corporation (20%). Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J. Paul Getty. ... Texaco is the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is a U.S.-based manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, and Wheat Thins. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ...

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. Many shows, including Sportscenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live 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 11pm 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. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... When used as a specific technical term used to distinguish from standard definition television in the context of High Definition Television (HDTV) the term high definition has become associated with a particular set of technical specifications or with the values of certain parameters within such specifications. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NFL Live is a name that has been used as the title of two National Football League-related shows. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ...

Executives

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

Significant programming rights

The NFL on ESPN [1] The television rights to broadcast National Football League games are the most lucrative and expensive rights of any sport. ...

  • 1987–1989 (Exclusive Cable; Sunday Night; 2nd Half of Season Only)
  • 1990–1997 (2nd Half of Season Only; Sunday Night; TNT carries early season)
  • 1998–2005 (Exclusive Cable; Sunday Night)
  • 2006–2013 (Monday Night Football)

ESPN Major League Baseball [2] Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and launched with a showing of his favorite film, Gone with the Wind, on October 3, 1988. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN or ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. The title is derived from the fact that it may come on a night when ESPN doesnt have a scheduled game (i. ...

  • 1990–2013

ESPN Major League Soccer Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league in the United States in the American Soccer Pyramid. ...

  • 1996–2014

The NBA on ESPN ESPNs NBA logo for the 2004 Eastern Conference Final. ...

  • 1982–1984
  • 2002–2008

The WNBA on ESPN2 The WNBA on ESPN2 is the de facto name for a weekly presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on ESPN2. ...

  • 2006-

PGA Tour on ESPN The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...

  • 1980(?)–2006 (Contracts with individual tournaments)

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

  • 1979-2009

NASCAR on ESPN

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

The IRL on ESPN Indy Racing League Logo 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. ...

  • -2013

The Busch Series on ESPN2

  • 2007-2013

The NHL on ESPN NHL redirects here. ...

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

ESPN College Football [3] // History The first televised college football game occurred during the experimental era of televisions broadcasting history, when a game between Fordham University and Waynesburg College was broadcast on September 30, 1939. ...

  • Bowl Games: 1982— (Contracts with individual bowl games)
  • ACC: 1998-2010
  • Big 10: 1979-2017
  • Big East: 1991-2013
  • C-USA: (?)-2010
  • MAC: (?)-2007
  • Pac-10: Selected non-conference games from 2005-2011
  • SEC: (?)-2009
  • Sun Belt: (?)-2007
  • WAC: (?)-2009
  • NCAA D1-AA, II, and 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 one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Big Ten redirects here. ... 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 which is now in the Southern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... 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 whack) was formed in 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College Athletic Conferences currently affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-A. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the Western United States, with member institutions... 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. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1891. ...

FIFA NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... 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 one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Big Ten redirects here. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located 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. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, known worldwide by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of Football (soccer) and the largest sporting organization in the world. ...

UEFA The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... UEFA logo The Union of European Football Associations, 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. ...

The UEFA Champions League (which used to be named and is often still called European Cup) is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...

Music

ESPN has had its own theme music for quite a few years, but early on it used source music. 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. Greek electronic composer Vangelis in 2001. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


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. Oftentimes this comes in the form of a lampoon of the number of channels ESPN operates. A few examples:

  • In the movie Zathura, Walter is watching Sportcenter 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 The Waterboy, main character Bobby Boucher is featured on SportsCenter, and some of the SCLSU games are aired by ESPN.
  • 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.
  • In one episode of King of the Hill, Hank mentions that the Gay Rodeo is a sport that he has seen on ESPN 3.
  • 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.
  • ESPN is referenced in a Simpsons' episode: Homer flips through various channels and stops on a channel which clearly lampoons ESPN, except the network's initials are PENS (an anagram of ESPN).
  • A common joke is to mistake ESPN for ESP.
  • 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."
  • There are at least four children named after the network. By going to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15168029/?GT1=8618#storyContinued you can see that a recently born child has also been named ESPN.[1]

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ESPN business ventures

Current

ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American 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. The network was launched on March 4, 2005 from the Oklahoma State University Campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 twenty books. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... 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. ...

Former

Mobile ESPN was a Mobile Virtual Network Operator offerred by ESPN and carried on the Sprints EVDO wireless network. ...

The ESPN family of networks

Television

ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... 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. ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and 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. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. The network was launched on March 4, 2005 from the Oklahoma State University Campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ...

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. ...

Radio

ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... 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. ...

Reference

  • ESPN Mediakit (2006). [4] Retrieved Feb. 13, 2006.

ESPN Classic Canada


See also

TSN is partially owned by ESPN. The appearance of the "BottomLine" ticker and logo are identical on both networks.
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TSN is partially owned by ESPN. The appearance of the "BottomLine" ticker and logo are identical on both networks.

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External links

ESPN Inc.

ESPN Network Family: ESPN | ESPN2 | ESPN on ABC | ESPNEWS | ESPN Classic | ESPNU | ESPN Deportes | ESPN HD | ESPN2 HD | ESPN Now | ESPN Plus | ESPN PPV | ESPN360 | ESPN Radio | ESPN Deportes Radio -List of ESPN family of networks 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. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and 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. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. The network was launched on March 4, 2005 from the Oklahoma State University Campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN HD is a cable television network owned by Disney that broadcasts 24/7. ... ESPN2 HD is a cable television network owned by Disney that broadcasts 24/7. ... A network started by ESPN, ESPN Now posts around-the-clock listings of television events on the ESPN Family of Networks, as well as up-to-date news. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... 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. ... 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 Business Ventures: ESPN.com | ESPN Original Entertainment | ESPN The Magazine | ESPN Deportes La Revista | ESPN Books | ESPN Zone | ESPY Awards | ESPN Integration -List of ESPN business ventures 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ESPN Books logo ESPN Books is a publishing company operated by ESPN Started in 2004, ESPN Books has published almost twenty books. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... 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. ...

Key Programs: Around the Horn | Baseball Tonight | Cold Pizza | College GameDay | ESPN College Football Primetime | Mike and Mike in the Morning | Monday Night Football | NBA Shootaround | Outside the Lines | Pardon the Interruption | Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith | SportsCenter | Sunday NFL Countdown | Sunday Night Baseball -List of programs broadcast by ESPN Around the Horn is a daily, half-hour sports talk program on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C. It airs at 5:00 pm ET, in a sports talk hour with Pardon the Interruption. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that airs weekday mornings on ESPN2. ... College Gameday logo College GameDay is an ESPN show (with a separate radio broadcast on ESPN Radio) that first aired in 1987 with Bob Carpenter as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as analysts. ... ESPN College Football Primetime may refer to one of several shows produced by ESPN: ESPN College Football Primetime (Saturday) is the Sturday night game on ESPN. ESPN2 College Football Primetime (Saturday) is the Saturday night game on ESPN2. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning logo Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... NBA Shootaround is a National Basketball Association pregame show for ESPNs coverage of the NBA. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ... Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports television show on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C., and airing on ESPN or, on occasion, ESPN2, with a daily replay on ESPNEWS, ESPN2 (when there are no other sporting events to show), and the XM and Sirius satellite radio... Stephen A. Smith Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith is a television show on ESPN2 hosted by media personality, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and NBA Shootaround analyst Stephen A. Smith. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sunday NFL Countdown logo Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...

Top Personalities: John Anderson | Chris Berman | Linda Cohn | Lee Corso | Rece Davis | Chris Fowler | Suzy Kolber | Tony Kornheiser | Bob Ley | Steve Levy | Kenny Mayne | Dan Patrick | Karl Ravech | Stuart Scott | Mike Tirico | Michael Wilbon -List of ESPN personalities John Anderson (born 1965) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. ... Chris Berman, ESPN Personality. ... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... Lee Corso on the set of College GameDay at Virginia Tech on September 24, 2005 Lee Corso (born 1936) , American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Rece Davis (born December 14, 1965 as Laurece Davis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama), has been a journalist for ESPN since 1995. ... Chris Fowler is a sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay for college football. ... Kolber interviewing NFL quarterback Mark Brunell. ... Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular sportswriter, radio and television talk show host, and columnist for The Washington Post. ... Bob Ley (born March 16, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a sportscaster for the ESPN cable-TV network. ... Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965), is currently a journalist for ESPN. Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York for WFAN. At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and he covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the leagues... Kenny Mayne (born September 1, 1959) is a sports journalist for ESPN. A native of Kent, Washington, Mayne was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978 at Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee, WA. Kenny graduated from UNLV in 1982, with a degree in Broadcasting, where he... Dan Patrick Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is a sportscaster from Mason, Ohio, United States. ... Karl Ravech (born January 19, 1965), is an American journalist for ESPN since 1993. ... Stuart Scott To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Michael Wilbon Michael Wilbon (born November 19, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Past and present television personalities on the ESPN network. ...


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ESPN (404 words)
ESPN, which originally stood for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, was launched as an American cable TV network dedicated to sports ("sport" in Europe) 24 hours a day on September 7, 1979.
ESPN broadcasts primarily out of its studios in Bristol, Connecticut and is available in over 77 million homes in the U.S. The name of the company was shortened to "ESPN Inc." in February 1985.
ESPN Classic was launched on October 9, 1997, and airs documentaries and replays some of the greatest games in sports history.
ESPN (272 words)
ESPN, which originally stood for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, was launched as an American cable TV network dedicated to sports ("sport" in Europe) 24 hours a day in 1979.
ESPN started out fairly small and often had to broadcast unorthodox sports events, such as tractor pulls and the short-lived United States Football League (USFL), to attract viewers.
In 1987, ESPN landed a contract to show National Football League games on Thursday evenings, an event which marked as a turning point in turning ESPN from a smaller cable TV network to a marketing empire and a cornerstone to the rabid "sports culture" it largely helped to create.
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