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Fact Sheet: ESPN Networks Overview

Monday, November 26, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:53 PM, under , ,

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Sports media assets include ESPN on ABC, six domestic cable television networks (ESPN, launched in 1979; ESPN2; ESPN Classic; ESPNEWS; ESPN Deportes; ESPNU), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (31 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio,, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360 (Broadband), Mobile ESPN (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

President: George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, and Co-Chairman Disney Media Networks, joined ESPN in 1981. He was appointed President, ESPN, Inc. on November 9, 1998. He previously had been ESPN’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Primary Business Entities
ESPN on ABC (Broadcast), six Domestic Cable Networks, Regional, Syndicated, Pay Subscription Packages, 32 International Networks
Radio ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio, syndicated radio in 13 international countries
Publishing ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Deportes Magazine, Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times, Fishing Tackle & Retailer, ESPN Books
Emerging Technologies ESPN on Demand, ESPN360 (Broadband), ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, Interactive TV
Wireless Mobile ESPN, Scores, Headlines, Video Highlights, Games
Restaurants ESPN Zones
Consumer Products CDs, DVDs, ESPN Video Games, ESPN Golf Schools, ESPN The Truck, ESPN-branded trading cards
Merchandise ESPN Zone, TeamStore@ESPN
Polls ESPN Sports Poll, Sports Nation
Event Management X Games, Winter X Games, International X Games, ESPN Outdoors & BASS, ESPYS, Bowl Games, Jimmy V Men’s and Women’s Basketball Classics
Corporate Outreach Team ESPN, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, ESPN Play Your Way fitness initiative, Cable in the Classroom SportsFigures

Source: ESPN Networks

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