ESPN Inc.

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ESPN Inc.
Type Joint Venture
Industry Sports broadcasting
Founded July 14, 1978; 36 years ago (1978-07-14)
Founders Bill Rasmussen
Headquarters Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Key people George Bodenheimer
(Executive Chairman)
John Skipper
(President)
Owners 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]

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Television[edit]

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Internet[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, ESPN has been owned and operated by British Telecommunications PLC since 2013. However, most of the content shown on the ESPN channel in the United Kingdom is regulated by its owners in Bristol.[6]

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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. 
  6. ^ http://sport.bt.com/programmeshub/programmes/espn-on-bt-sport-S11363815368673 |accessdate= 30th September 2014