ESPN Inc. is an American multinational sports media conglomerate majority-owned by The Walt Disney Company, with Hearst Communications as an equity stakeholder. Headed by James Pitaro, it owns and operates local and global cable and satellite television variants of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN+ and other related ventures.
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ESPN is an American international basic cable sports channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (80% and operational control) and Hearst Communications (20%) through the joint venture ESPN Inc. The company was founded in 1979 as the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network by Bill Rasmussen, Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan.
ESPN, Inc. Fact Sheet. ESPN, the world’s leading multiplatform sports entertainment brand, features eight U.S. television networks, the leading sports app, direct-to-consumer ESPN+, leading social and digital platforms, ESPN.com, ESPN Audio, endeavors on every continent around the world, and more.
Dec 1, 2023 · ESPN, Inc., cable television sports-broadcasting network based in Bristol, Conn. It was launched in 1979 and is one of the largest cable networks in the United States. Its success engendered additional ESPN networks, including an international sports network. New England sports announcer William.
Dec 15, 2020 · ESPN Digital, by far the world’s leading sports digital platform, has a reach 38% larger than No. 2 (through October via Comscore) – including a global sports category record of 161.6 million users worldwide in October.
The Finals were up 32% from the pandemic-shifted finals a year ago. ESPN/ABC aired 15 of the top 20 nationally televised games of the 2020-21 regular season. ESPN’s 2021-22 NBA Opening Week averaged 1.82M viewers, the network’s most-viewed Opening Week since 2017. Celtics/Knicks averaged 1,955,000 viewers, the most-viewed ESPN Wednesday ...