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GEORGE BODENHEIMER (born May 6, 1958) is the former president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC 's sports division, known since 2006 as ESPN
ESPN
on ABC . He was president of ESPN
ESPN
since November 19, 1998 and of the former ABC Sports since March 3, 2003. As president of ESPN, he launched: ESPNHD , ESPN2HD , ESPN
ESPN
Plus , ESPN
ESPN
PPV , ESPN3 , ESPN
ESPN
Motion , ESPNU
ESPNU
, ESPN Deportes . As of October, 2011 Bodenheimer was replaced by John Skipper .

George was first hired at ESPN
ESPN
as a mailroom clerk.

The Sports Business Journal named Bodenheimer the most influential person of 2008 on a list of 50 people.

As of January 1, 2012, Bodenheimer was the executive chairman of ESPN, with