ESPN Inc.

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ESPN Inc.
Type Joint Venture
Industry Sports broadcasting
Founded July 14, 1978 (1978-07-14)
Founder(s) Bill Rasmussen
Headquarters Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Key people George Bodenheimer
(Executive Chairman)
John Skipper
(President)
Owner(s) Disney Media Networks (1996–present; 80%)
Hearst Corporation (1990–present; 20%)
Website espn.go.com

ESPN Inc. is an American sports media conglomerate based in Bristol, Connecticut. Jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share), it owns various sports broadcasting operations, including cable channels, a sports radio network, an accompanying website, and other assets.[1][2][3]

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.[4][5]

Assets[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Internet[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In Sports". espn.go.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "ESPN, Inc.: Private Company Information". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "ESPN, Inc. | Company Profile". hoovers.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "ESPN". hearst.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt. "Why ESPN Is Worth $40 Billion As The World's Most Valuable Media Property". forbes.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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