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

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

RADIO

* ESPN Radio (1992–present) * ESPN Deportes Radio (2005–present) * ESPN Xtra (2008–present) * LRI710 ESPN 107.9 (2010–Present) * Rádio Eldorado ESPN (2007–2011) * Rádio Estadão ESPN (2011–2012) * KESN (FM 103.3, Dallas-Fort Worth; owned by Disney, but operated by 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 TalkSPORT (2012–present) * WEEI (AM 850, Boston; operated by ESPN Inc. under a local marketing agreement with its licensee, Entercom )

INTERNET

* ESPN.com (1993–present), flagship site * ESPN3
ESPN3
(2005–present), known as ESPN360.com from 2005–2010 * ESPN Motion (2003–present), broadband video * Watch ESPN (2011–present), known as ESPN Networks from 2010–2011 * espnW.com, focusing on women * ESPN.mobi, mobile site * ESPN Deportes.com , Spanish language * ESPN.com.br, Brazil * ESPN FC , soccer , formerly ESPN Soccernet * ESPNF1.com, 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 § CTV Specialty Television

Under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 's rules regarding foreign broadcasters, ESPN has been prohibited from acquiring majority ownership of any channel operating in Canada. Instead, 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 ). ESPN continues to own 20 percent of what is now CTV Specialty Television while Bell Media owns the remaining 80 percent.

The sports channels owned by the CTV Specialty Television subsidiary:

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

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

UNITED KINGDOM

Main article: ESPN in the United Kingdom

In 2006, ESPN acquired the North American Sports Network (NASN), later re-branded as ESPN America in 2008. ESPN launched a domestic channel in the United Kingdom after acquiring a portion of the local rights package to the Premier League alongside Sky Sports , replacing the collapsing 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 .

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

OTHER

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

SEE ALSO

* 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 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 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 . London. Retrieved 2007-08-07. * ^ Welsh, James (2 October 2008). "NASN to become ESPN America". Digital Spy . Retrieved 2008-10-02. * ^ "Setanta loses Premier TV rights". BBC News
BBC News
. 19 June 2009. * ^ " ESPN snaps up Premier League TV packages". ESPNsoccernet . 22 June 2009. * ^ " 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 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 and ESPN deepen relationship with long-term collaboration". BT plc. Retrieved 17 July 2015.

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ESPN Inc.

EXECUTIVES

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

U.S. NETWORKS

LINEAR TV

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

PART-TIME/DIGITAL

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

RADIO

* ESPN Radio

* Deportes

* Xtra

INTERNATIONAL

* Brasil

* ESPN * ESPN Brasil * ESPN + * ESPN Extra

* Caribbean

* ESPN * ESPN 2

* Indian subcontinent

* Sony ESPN

* Japan

* J Sports
J Sports

* Latin America

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

* Oceania

* ESPN * ESPN 2

* Sub-Saharan Africa

* ESPN

* UK and Ireland

* BT Sport ESPN

Co-owned Canadian sports networks

* TSN

* 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5

* RDS * RDS2 * RDS Info * ESPN Classic Canada

VENTURES

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

DEFUNCT VENTURES

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

SPORTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

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

OTHER PROPERTIES

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

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES

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

MISCELLANEOUS

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

OWNERS: Disney Media Networks 80% Hearst Corporation 20%

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

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

* Walt Disney Animation Studios * Walt Disney Pictures

* Distribution

* Touchstone Pictures

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

MEDIA NETWORKS

* Disney–ABC TV Group

* ABC Entertainment Group * ABC TV Stations * A+E * Disney Channel * Hulu

* ESPN (80%)

PARKS AND RESORTS

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

DCPI

* Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products

* Disney Store

* Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide

* Disney English

* 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 * Reedy Creek Energy

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Hearst Communications

DAILY NEWSPAPERS

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

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

MAGAZINES

UNITED STATES

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

* Harper\'s Bazaar

* harper by Harper\'s Bazaar

* House Beautiful * Marie Claire (US) * 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 * Elle * Esquire * Inside Soap
Inside Soap
* Psychologies
Psychologies
* Quo * Sugar

* Hearst TV * Television stations * by affiliation

ABC

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

THE CW

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

OTHER

* CBS
CBS

* KCCI
KCCI
* WLKY
WLKY

* Independent

* WMOR

* MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV

* KQCA * KCCI-DT3

NBC
NBC

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

ACQUISITIONS

* Pulitzer, Inc.

RADIO STATIONS

* WBAL * WIYY

Entertainment and syndication

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* Electronic Products * First DataBank

* Fitch Ratings (80%)

* BMI Research

* Motor

REAL ESTATE

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

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Sports television in the United States

Broadcast divisions

ENGLISH

* American Sports Network * CBS
CBS
Sports * ESPN on ABC * Fox Sports * NBC
NBC
Sports * Turner Sports

SPANISH

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

National channels

ENGLISH

* beIN Sports * CBS
CBS
Sports Network

* ESPN

* ESPN2

* FS1

* FS2

* NBCSN * Olympic Channel

SPANISH

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

Specialty channels

COLLEGE

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

SINGLE SPORT

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

* TVG

* TVG2

* Willow

OUTDOORS

* The Cowboy Channel * Frost Great Outdoors * Outdoor Channel * Pursuit Channel * Sportsman Channel * World Fishing Network

OTHER

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

SYNDICATORS

* ACC Network ( Raycom Sports ) * ESPN Events

BROADBAND

* Fox Sports Go
Fox Sports Go
* MLB.tv * UFC Fight Pass * Watch ESPN ( ESPN3
ESPN3
) * WWE Network * WWNLive

VIDEO ON DEMAND

* The Ski Channel
The Ski Channel
* Surf Channel

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Regional sports television networks in the United States

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* Northwest * Pittsburgh * Rocky Mountain * Southwest * Utah

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
YES Network

NBC
NBC
Sports Regional Networks ( Comcast )

* Bay Area * California * Chicago * Mid-Atlantic * New England

* Northwest

* Oregon Sports Network

* Philadelphia

Spectrum Sports
Spectrum Sports
(Charter )

* Carolinas * Florida * Kansas City

* Los Angeles

* SportsNet/Deportes * SportsNet LA

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

YURVIEW (COX )

* Arizona * California * Kansas * Las Vegas * Louisiana * New England * Oklahoma * Virginia

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

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Defunct television sports networks in the United States

NATIONAL

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

REGIONAL

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

OUT-OF-MARKET

* ESPN Full Court * ESPN GamePlan * Mega March Madness

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

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