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ESPN is a cable television network based in Bristol, Connecticut that broadcasts sports-related programming 24 hours a day. It was founded on September 7, 1979 by Scott and Bill Rasmussen as the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.

From the network's founding, its majority owner was Getty Oil. ABC acquired ESPN in 1984, selling 20% to Nabisco, who later sold its share to Hearst Corporation. When The Walt Disney Company acquired ABC's parent company Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. in 1996, ESPN became a subsidiary of Disney.



  • ESPN
  • ESPN International
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN Australia
  • ESPN Brasil
  • ESPNews
  • ESPN Classic
  • ESPN Films
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN Goal Line, Buzzer Beater, and Bases Loaded
  • ESPN Events, also called ESPN Regional Television
  • Longhorn Network
  • SEC Network
  • Sony ESPN (in partnership with Sony Pictures Networks)
  • ESPN Indonesia (in partnership with Trans Media)


  • ESPN Radio
  • ESPN Deportes Radio
  • ESPN Xtra
  • LRI710 ESPN 107.9
  • Rádio Eldorado ESPN
  • Rádio Estadão ESPN
  • 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 (FM 98.7, New York City)
  • WEPN (AM) (AM 1050, New York City)
  • WMVP (AM 1000, Chicago)
  • WEEI (AM 850, Boston; operated by ESPN Inc. under a local marketing agreement with its licensee, Entercom)


  • ESPY Awards
  • ESPN The Magazine
  • The ESPN Sports Poll
  • ESPN Broadband
  • ESPN Books
  • ESPNU.com
  • ESPN Deportes La Revista
  • ESPN Integration
  • ESPN Online Games
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • College football bowl games (owned by ESPN Plus)
  • X Games


See also

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