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Encyclopedia > North American Sports Network
North American Sports Network
NASN logo
Launched December 2002
Owned by ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company)
Audience share N/A (Data Unknown, )
Website www.nasn.com
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 417
Cable
NTL:Telewest Channel 533

NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. Originally launched in December, 2002, NASN broadcasts a selection of top North American professional and collegiate sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NCAA, CFL, plus more) 24 hours a day on digital cable and digital satellite. Image File history File links Nasn. ... December 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events December 31, 2002 United States troops get into a brief gun battle with paramilitary forces of the Warzirstan Scouts of Pakistan, in a remote tribal area along the undefined Afghan/Pakistani border, in Paktia Province... ESPN (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. ... The Walt Disney Company (more commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... NTL Incorporated, a U.S.-listed British company, has become the first quadruple play media-company in the UK, bringing together television, Internet, mobile phone and fixed-line telephone services. ... Telewest (formerly Telewest Broadband and Telewest Communications) is a trading name of NTL Incorporated, the dominant cable operator in the United Kingdom with more than 90% of the market. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... 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. ... CFL is an acronym for: Canadian Football League Compact fluorescent light bulb Continental Football League Courant, Fredericks and Lewy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ...

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Sale to ESPN

In late 2006 there were reports of Setanta seeking to sell NASN, and a sale was soon confirmed, with ESPN purchasing NASN for €70m.[1] ESPN (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 is not known if ESPN plans to change the channel's name from NASN to ESPN, bringing the channel's name in line with ESPN Classic (UK). However, at present, NASN Customer Services have confirmed that NASN will remain part of the Setanta Sports pack, thus guaranteeing the immediate future of NASN2. The British version of ESPN Classic launched on March 14, 2006 [1] and is on Sky Digital Channel 442. ...


It is thought that ESPN will use the new channel as a foothold to compete with BSkyB and Setanta for access to the FA Premier League when its bidding rights come up in 2009-10. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...


NASN programming

NASN's coverage is exclusively taken from the American and Canadian sports broadcasters. It was a joint venture between Benchmark Capital Europe and Setanta Sports and was operated by Setanta Sports in their headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

ESPN (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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada. ... NHL Network is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel devoted to hockey from the past and the present. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The lists of television channels are grouped by name, country or language: For an alphabetical list see Television station. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

See also

ESPN (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. ... The British version of ESPN Classic launched on March 14, 2006 [1] and is on Sky Digital Channel 442. ... ABC1 is a United Kingdom based television channel from Disney utilizing the branding of the Disney owned American network, ABC. The channel initially launched exclusively on the British Digital terrestrial television platform Freeview on September 27, 2004. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ...

References

  1. ^ TV3 grabs Setanta stake

External link

  • Official site
  • NASN Europe NHL TV Schedule

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North American Sports Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe.
Originally launched in December, 2002, NASN broadcasts a selection of top North American professional and collegiate sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NCAA, CFL, plus more) 24 hours a day on digital cable and digital satellite.
NASN's coverage is exclusively taken from the American and Canadian sports broadcasters.
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