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ESPN
ESPN
INC. is an American sports media conglomerate based in Bristol, Connecticut . Jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
(which owns a 80% majority share), and Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications
(which owns a 20% minority share), it owns various sports broadcasting operations, including cable channels (such as the titular ESPN
ESPN
), a sports radio network , an accompanying website , and other assets.

ESPN
ESPN
markets itself as the "Worldwide Leader in Sports". Most programming on ESPN
ESPN
networks consist of live or tape-delayed sporting events, sports news programming, sports talk shows, and original series and documentaries.

In August 2016, Disney purchased a 1/3 stake in BAMTech for $1 billion from MLB Advanced Media with the option to purchase a majority share. Disney purchased the stake to first develop a ESPN
ESPN
subscription streaming service. The service would not include any current ESPN channel or its content, but tap BAMTech licensed rights and ESPN college rights.

CONTENTS

* 1 Assets

* 1.1 Television * 1.2 Radio * 1.3 Internet * 1.4 Canada * 1.5 United Kingdom * 1.6 Other

* 2 See also * 3 References

ASSETS

TELEVISION

* ESPN
ESPN
(1979 – present) * ESPN
ESPN
International (1989–present) * ESPN2
ESPN2
(1993–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Australia (1995–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Brasil (1995–1999, partnered with TVA ; 1999–present, wholly owned by ESPN
ESPN
Inc.) * ESPNews
ESPNews
(1996–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Classic (1997–present) * ESPN
ESPN
PPV (1999–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Films (2001–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes (2004–present) * ESPNU
ESPNU
(2005–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Goal Line, Buzzer Beater, and Bases Loaded (2010–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Events , also called ESPN
ESPN
Regional Television * Longhorn Network
Longhorn Network
(2011–present, joint venture with The University of Texas at Austin and IMG College ) * SEC Network
SEC Network
(2014–present) * Sony ESPN
ESPN
(in partnership with Sony Pictures Networks ) * ESPN
ESPN
Indonesia (in partnership with Trans Media )

RADIO

* ESPN
ESPN
Radio (1992–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes Radio (2005–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Xtra (2008–present) * LRI710 ESPN
ESPN
107.9 (2010–Present) * Rádio Eldorado ESPN
ESPN
(2007–2011) * Rádio Estadão ESPN
ESPN
(2011–2012) * KESN
KESN
(FM 103.3, Dallas-Fort Worth; owned by Disney, but operated by Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
under a local marketing agreement ) * KSPN (AM 710, Los Angeles) * WEPN-FM
WEPN-FM
(FM 98.7, New York City) * WEPN (AM)
WEPN (AM)
(AM 1050, New York City) * WMVP (AM 1000, Chicago) * ESPN
ESPN
TalkSPORT (2012–present) * WEEI (AM 850, Boston; operated by ESPN
ESPN
Inc. under a local marketing agreement with its licensee, Entercom
Entercom
)

INTERNET

* ESPN.com
ESPN.com
(1993–present), flagship site * ESPN3
ESPN3
(2005–present), known as ESPN360.com from 2005–2010 * ESPN
ESPN
Motion (2003–present), broadband video * Watch ESPN
ESPN
(2011–present), known as ESPN
ESPN
Networks from 2010–2011 * espnW.com, focusing on women * ESPN.mobi, mobile site * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes.com , Spanish language * ESPN.com.br, Brazil * ESPN
ESPN
FC , soccer , formerly ESPN
ESPN
Soccernet * ESPNF1.com, Formula 1
Formula 1
* ESPNcricinfo
ESPNcricinfo
, cricket * ESPNScrum.com, rugby union * EXPN.com, extreme sports * SportsCenter.com * ESPNBoston.com * ESPNChicago.com * ESPNDallas.com * ESPNLosAngeles.com * ESPNNewYork.com

CANADA

See also: List of assets owned by Bell Media
Bell Media
§ CTV Specialty Television

Under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 's rules regarding foreign broadcasters, ESPN
ESPN
has been prohibited from acquiring majority ownership of any channel operating in Canada. Instead, ESPN
ESPN
partnered with several Canadian firms to form a privately held consortium named NetStar Communications in 1995, which then acquired the sports networks TSN and RDS . These Canadian partners then sold their shares in 2001 to CTV Inc. (now Bell Media
Bell Media
). ESPN
ESPN
continues to own 20 percent of what is now CTV Specialty Television while Bell Media
Bell Media
owns the remaining 80 percent.

The sports channels owned by the CTV Specialty Television subsidiary:

* TSN – five feeds * RDS * RDS2
RDS2
* RDS Info
RDS Info
* ESPN
ESPN
Classic Canada

Through CTV Specialty Television, ESPN
ESPN
also has an indirect interest in several channels operated in partnership with Discovery Communications , but ESPN
ESPN
is not believed to be directly involved with these operations.

UNITED KINGDOM

Main article: ESPN
ESPN
in the United Kingdom

In 2006, ESPN
ESPN
acquired the North American Sports Network (NASN), later re-branded as ESPN
ESPN
America in 2008. ESPN
ESPN
launched a domestic channel in the United Kingdom after acquiring a portion of the local rights package to the Premier League
Premier League
alongside Sky Sports
Sky Sports
, replacing the collapsing Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
. The contract lasted from the 2009-10 season to the 2012-13 season. However, by 2012, the network had begun to lose many of its key sports rights, including the Premier League, to BT Group
BT Group
.

On January 25, 2013, ESPN
ESPN
reached a deal to sell its television business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including ESPN
ESPN
America's programming rights, to BT Group. The ESPN
ESPN
channel in the United Kingdom was placed under the control of BT Sport
BT Sport
, while ESPN
ESPN
Classic and ESPN
ESPN
America were shut down. ESPN
ESPN
continues to operate digital properties targeting the United Kingdom, including its ESPN.co.uk, ESPN
ESPN
FC , ESPNcricinfo
ESPNcricinfo
, and ESPNscrum
ESPNscrum
websites. Two years later, ESPN
ESPN
reached a long-term deal with BT Sport
BT Sport
for British rights to ESPN original programming and international event rights.

OTHER

* ESPY Awards (1993–present) * ESPN
ESPN
The Magazine (1998–present) * The ESPN
ESPN
Sports Poll (1994–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Broadband
Broadband
(2002–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Books (2004–present) * ESPNU.com (2005–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes La Revista (2005–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Integration (2006–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Online Games (2006–present) * ESPN
ESPN
Wide World of Sports (2010–present) * College football bowl games owned by ESPN
ESPN
Plus * X Games
X Games
(1995–present)

SEE ALSO

* ESPN
ESPN
on ABC * A+E Networks , also co-owned by Disney and Hearst

REFERENCES

* ^ "ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In Sports". espn.go.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. * ^ "ESPN, Inc.: Private Company Information". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. * ^ "ESPN, Inc. Company Profile". hoovers.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. * ^ "ESPN". hearst.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. * ^ Badenhausen, Kurt. "Why ESPN
ESPN
Is Worth $40 Billion As The World\'s Most Valuable Media Property". forbes.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. * ^ Miller, Daniel (August 9, 2016). " Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Co. buys stake in video streaming service BAMTech". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 17, 2016. * ^ "CTV can acquire TSN if it unloads Sportsnet". Toronto: Globeandmail.com. March 25, 2000. Retrieved March 20, 2017. * ^ Hancock, Ciaran (3 December 2006). "Ireland: TV3 grabs Setanta stake". The Times
The Times
. London. Retrieved 2007-08-07. * ^ Welsh, James (2 October 2008). "NASN to become ESPN
ESPN
America". Digital Spy
Digital Spy
. Retrieved 2008-10-02. * ^ "Setanta loses Premier TV rights". BBC News
BBC News
. 19 June 2009. * ^ " ESPN
ESPN
snaps up Premier League
Premier League
TV packages". ESPNsoccernet
ESPNsoccernet
. 22 June 2009. * ^ " Premier League
Premier League
rights sold to BT and BSkyB for £3bn". BBC News. 13 June 2012. * ^ "BT poaches Premiership Rugby rights from ESPN, Sky". Digital Spy. 12 September 2012. * ^ "BT deals further blow to ESPN
ESPN
with new rights deals". Digital Spy. 6 November 2012. * ^ "BT buys ESPN\'S UK and Ireland TV channels". The Guardian. 25 February 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2017. * ^ " BT Sport
BT Sport
and ESPN
ESPN
deepen relationship with long-term collaboration". BT plc. Retrieved 17 July 2015.

LINKS TO RELATED ARTICLES

* v * t * e

ESPN
ESPN
Inc.

EXECUTIVES

* George Bodenheimer * John Skipper * Edwin Durso * Chuck Pagano * Norby Williamson

U.S. NETWORKS

LINEAR TV

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN2
ESPN2
* ESPNews
ESPNews
* Classic * ESPNU
ESPNU
* Deportes * Longhorn Network
Longhorn Network
* SEC Network
SEC Network

PART-TIME/DIGITAL

* ACC Network
ACC Network
Extra * ESPN
ESPN
on ABC * ESPN3
ESPN3
* College Extra * Plus * Goal Line

RADIO

* ESPN
ESPN
Radio

* Deportes

* Xtra

INTERNATIONAL

* Brasil

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
Brasil * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Caribbean

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Indian subcontinent

* Sony ESPN
ESPN

* Japan

* J Sports
J Sports

* Latin America

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2 * ESPN
ESPN
3 * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Oceania

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Philippines

* ESPN
ESPN
5

* Sub-Saharan Africa

* ESPN
ESPN

* UK and Ireland

* BT Sport
BT Sport
ESPN
ESPN

Co-owned Canadian sports networks

* TSN

* 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5

* RDS * RDS2
RDS2
* RDS Info
RDS Info
* ESPN
ESPN
Classic Canada

VENTURES

* ESPN.com
ESPN.com
* ESPN
ESPN
Deportes.com * ESPN
ESPN
Broadband
Broadband
* ESPN
ESPN
Films * ESPN
ESPN
The Magazine * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes La Revista * ESPN
ESPN
Books * ESPY Awards * ESPN
ESPN
Integration * Watch ESPN
ESPN

DEFUNCT VENTURES

* ESPN
ESPN
West * Arena Football League
Arena Football League
(minority stake, 2006–2009) * ESPN
ESPN
Star Sports (equity stake, 1994–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
3D (2010–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
America (2002–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
Classic (UK) (2006–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
MVP (2005–2006) * Grantland
Grantland
(2011–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan (1992–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
Full Court (2007–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
PPV (1999–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
HS (1997–2012)

SPORTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

* ESPN
ESPN
College Football * High School Showcase * ESPN
ESPN
Major League Baseball * ESPN
ESPN
College Basketball * MLS Soccer
Soccer
Sunday * Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
* CFL on TSN * NBA on ESPN
ESPN
* WNBA on ESPN
ESPN
* List of ESPN
ESPN
sports properties

OTHER PROPERTIES

* ESPNcricinfo
ESPNcricinfo
* FCS Kickoff * FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight
* Jayski\'s Silly Season Site * ESPN
ESPN
FC * ESPNscrum
ESPNscrum
* Scouts Inc. * TrueHoop * The Undefeated

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES

* Current personalities * Former personalities * ESPNews
ESPNews
personalities * ESPNU
ESPNU
personalities * ESPN
ESPN
Radio personalities

MISCELLANEOUS

* History * Criticism * This is SportsCenter * ESPN
ESPN
Zone * ESPN
ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex

OWNERS: Disney Media Networks 80% Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
20%

* v * t * e

The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company

* Company timeline * Retlaw Enterprises * Criticism

Company officials

FOUNDERS

* Walter Elias Disney * Roy Oliver Disney

EXECUTIVES

* Bob Iger
Bob Iger
(CEO) * Alan N. Braverman (SEVP /GC ) * Christine McCarthy ( CFO )

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* Susan Arnold * John S. Chen
John S. Chen
* Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
* Bob Iger
Bob Iger
(Chairman) * Fred Langhammer * Aylwin Lewis
Aylwin Lewis
* Monica C. Lozano * Robert Matschullat * Mark Parker
Mark Parker
* Sheryl Sandberg * Orin C. Smith (Independent Lead)

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

* Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Animation Studios * Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures

* Distribution

* Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures

* Disney Music Group * Disney Theatrical Group
Disney Theatrical Group
* Disneynature
Disneynature
* Home Entertainment * Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm
* Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
* Pixar
Pixar

MEDIA NETWORKS

* Disney–ABC TV Group

* ABC Entertainment Group * ABC TV Stations * Disney Channel * Hulu
Hulu

* ESPN
ESPN
(80%) * Aborder-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Adventures by Disney * Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line
* Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Imagineering * Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
* Disney Regional Entertainment * Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacation Club
* Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris
* Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World Resort * Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort
* Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai Disney Resort

DCPI

* Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products

* Disney Store
Disney Store

* Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide

* Disney English
Disney English

* The Muppets Studio
The Muppets Studio

DISNEY INTERACTIVE

* Babble * Disney Mobile * Disney Online * Maker Studios
Maker Studios

INTERNATIONAL

* Argentina * CIS * France

* India

* UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications

* Italy * Latin America

OTHER ASSETS

* Buena Vista * Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment
* Reedy Creek Energy

* v * t * e

Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications

DAILY NEWSPAPERS

* The Advocate * Times Union * Beaumont Enterprise * Connecticut Post * The Courier (Conroe, Texas) * Edwardsville Intelligencer * Greenwich Time * The Hour * Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
* Huron Daily Tribune * Journal-Courier * Laredo Morning Times
Laredo Morning Times
* Manistee News Advocate * The Middletown Press * Midland Daily News
Midland Daily News
* Midland Reporter-Telegram * New Haven Register * The News-Times
The News-Times
* The Pioneer * Plainview Daily Herald * The Register Citizen * San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio Express-News
* San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
* seattlepi.com * The Telegraph * Connecticut Magazine

WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS

* Cleveland Advocate * Eastex Advocate * Examiner Newspapers (Bellaire, Memorial, River Oaks, West University) * The Lake Houston Observer * The Potpourri (Magnolia and Tomball) * Sugar Land Sun * The Villager (The Woodlands, Texas) * La Voz de Houston
La Voz de Houston

MAGAZINES

UNITED STATES

* Car and Driver
Car and Driver
* Cosmopolitan * Country Living * Elle * Elle Decor * Esquire * Food Network Magazine
Food Network Magazine
* Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping

* Harper\'s Bazaar

* harper by Harper\'s Bazaar

* House Beautiful * Marie Claire
Marie Claire
(US) * O, The Oprah Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine
* Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
* Redbook
Redbook
* Road & Track
Road & Track
* Seventeen * Town border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* All About Soap * Company * Digital Spy
Digital Spy
* Elle * Esquire * Inside Soap * Psychologies * Quo * Sugar

* Hearst TV * Television stations * by affiliation

ABC

* KETV
KETV
* KHBS / KHOG * KMBC * KOAT * KOCO * KSBW-DT2 * WAPT * WCVB * WISN * WJCL * WMUR * WMTW
WMTW
* WPBF
WPBF
* WTAE

THE CW

* KCWE * KHBS-DT2 / KHOG-DT2 * WCWG * WKCF
WKCF
* WPTZ-DT2

OTHER

* CBS
CBS

* KCCI
KCCI
* WLKY

* Independent

* WMOR

* MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV

* KQCA * KCCI-DT3

NBC
NBC

* KCRA * KSBW
KSBW
* WBAL * WDSU * WESH * WGAL
WGAL
* WLWT
WLWT
* WPTZ
WPTZ
/ WNNE * WVTM * WXII * WYFF
WYFF

ACQUISITIONS

* Pulitzer, Inc.

RADIO STATIONS

* WBAL * WIYY

Entertainment and syndication

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* Black Book * First Databank

* Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings
(80%)

* BMI Research

* Motor

REAL ESTATE

* Hearst Tower * Hearst Service Center * Hearst Ranch
Hearst Ranch

* v * t * e

Sports television in the United States

Broadcast divisions

ENGLISH

* CBS
CBS
Sports * ESPN
ESPN
on ABC * Fox Sports * NBC
NBC
Sports * Stadium * Turner Sports
Turner Sports

SPANISH

* Azteca Deportes * Telemundo Deportes ( Telemundo
Telemundo
/Universo ) * Univision Deportes

National channels

ENGLISH

* beIN Sports * CBS
CBS
Sports Network

* ESPN
ESPN

* ESPN2
ESPN2

* FS1

* FS2

* NBCSN
NBCSN

* Olympic Channel

SPANISH

* beIN Sports en Español * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes * Fox Deportes
Fox Deportes
* Univision Deportes Network

Specialty channels

COLLEGE

* Big Ten Network * ESPNU
ESPNU
* Fox College Sports
Fox College Sports
* Pac-12 Network * SEC Network
SEC Network

SINGLE SPORT

* Cricket
Cricket
TicketO * ESPN
ESPN
College Extra * ESPN
ESPN
Goal Line/Buzzer Beater P * Fox Soccer
Soccer
Plus P * GOL TV
GOL TV
* Golf Channel
Golf Channel
* In Demand
In Demand
P * MAVTV * MLB Network
MLB Network
* MLB Extra Innings
MLB Extra Innings
O * MLB Strike Zone P * MLS Direct Kick
MLS Direct Kick
O * NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass
O * NBA TV
NBA TV
* NFL Network * NFL RedZone P * NFL Sunday Ticket O * NHL Network * NHL Center Ice
NHL Center Ice
O * Tennis Channel

* TVG

* TVG2
TVG2

* Willow

OUTDOORS

* The Cowboy Channel * Frost Great Outdoors

* Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel

* Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel
* World Fishing Network

* Pursuit Channel

OTHER

* Eleven Sports Network * ESPN
ESPN
Classic * ESPNews
ESPNews
* ESPN
ESPN
PPV P * Ride TV

SYNDICATORS

* ACC Network
ACC Network
( Raycom Sports ) * ESPN
ESPN
Events

BROADBAND

* Fox Sports Go * Global Wrestling Network * MLB.tv * UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass
* Watch ESPN
ESPN
( ESPN3
ESPN3
; ACC Network
ACC Network
Extra ) * WWE Network * WWNLive

VIDEO ON DEMAND

* The Ski Channel * Surf Channel

* v * t * e

Regional sports television networks in the United States

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* Pittsburgh * Rocky Mountain * Southwest * Root Sports Northwest (part-ownership)

FOX SPORTS NETWORKS

* Arizona * Detroit * Florida / Sun

* Midwest

* Indiana * Kansas City

* North * Ohio / SportsTime Ohio

* Southeast / South

* Carolinas * Tennessee

* Southwest

* Oklahoma * New Orleans

* West / Prime Ticket

* San Diego

* Wisconsin * YES Network

NBC
NBC
Sports Regional Networks ( Comcast
Comcast
)

* Bay Area * Boston * California * Chicago

* Northwest

* Oregon Sports Network

* Washington * Philadelphia

Spectrum Sports
Spectrum Sports
(Charter )

* Florida * Kansas City

* Los Angeles

* SportsNet/Deportes * SportsNet LA

* SportsNet New York
SportsNet New York
(part ownership) * Ohio * Wisconsin

INDEPENDENTS

* Altitude Sports * Buckeye Cable Sports * BYUtv Sports * Cox Sports TV * FiOS1 * Longhorn Network
Longhorn Network
* Mid-Atlantic Sports * Midco Sports

* MSG Network

* Plus * Western NY

* NESN * SportsNet NY * SWX Right Now

* v * t * e

Defunct television sports networks in the United States

NATIONAL

* America One
America One
* American Sports Classics * American Sports Network * Back9Network * Baseball Network * Big 12 Network
Big 12 Network
* CNN SI * ESPN
ESPN
3D * Football Network * Fox Soccer
Soccer
* Lorimar Sports Network * Mizlou * NASCAR Hot Pass
NASCAR Hot Pass
* NewSport * One World Sports
One World Sports
* ONTV * SEC TV
SEC TV
* Speed * SportsChannel America * Sports Network * Universal Sports Network

REGIONAL

* 4SD * Carolinas SE * Cox Sports * Empire * Hawkvision * MountainWest * PASS Sports * Prime * PRISM * Royals Sports * SportsChannel LA * Sportsvision * Sports Time * Victory

OUT-OF-MARKET

* ESPN
ESPN
Full Court * ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan * Mega March Madness

* O. Out-of-market sports packages * P. Premium channel

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