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ESPNews is an American multinational digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications.

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Owner: ESPN Inc. The Walt Disney Company (80%), Hearst Communications 20%)

Channel Name: ESPN 

Channel Search Volume: 16,600,000

President of ESPN and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks: James Pitaro

Editor-in-chief: Alison Overholt

Abbreviation ESPN: Entertainment and Sports Programming Network)

Founder: Scott Rasmussen, Bill Rasmussen, Ed Eagan

Founded: 7-Sep-1979

Sister channels: ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, ESPNU, ESPN on ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Classic, ESPN College Extra, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, SEC Network+, ACC Network, ACC Network Extra, Big 12 Network

Head Quarters: Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Address: 125 West End Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10023 

No. Of Employees: Approximately 4,000 employees (6,000 worldwide) ESPN Plaza includes more than 1.3 million square feet in 19 buildings on 120 acres (additional 500,000 sq.

Visit Website: http://www.espn.com/

Office Phone: 646-699-6800

Customer Care: 1(888) 549-3776 

Customer Services Email Id: support@espn.go.com, 987FM.FeedBack@ESPN.COM

Industry: Sports broadcasting

About ESPN: ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American multinational basic cable sports channel owned by ESPN Inc., owned jointly by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%). The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen and Ed Egan. ESPN broadcasts primarily from studio facilities located in Bristol, Connecticut. 

How did ESPN start?: Bill Rasmussen conceived the concept of ESPN in late May 1978, after he was fired from his job with the World Hockey Association's New England Whalers. One of the first steps in Bill and his son Scott's (who had also been let go by the Whalers) process was finding land to build the channel's broadcasting facilities.

How many countries is ESPN in?: 61, ESPN International is a division of ESPN, Inc., which has grown to include ownership — in whole or in part — of 27 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of additional businesses that allow ESPN to reach sports fans in over 61 countries and territories across all seven continents.

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Female Anchors: Josina Anderson

Male Anchors: John Anderson (sportscaster)

Anchors Salaries: $18 million

Highest-Paid News Anchors: Anchors Alex Rodriguez

Black Female Anchors: Jemele Juanita Hill

Political Reporters: Keith Olbermann

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESPN/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/espn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/espn/ 

Language(s): English

Broadcast Area: Bristol, Connecticut. The network

Television Network: TV show: SportsCenter, Mike & Mike, Baseball 

Cable: Available on most U.S. - systems Channel slots may vary


  • DirecTV Channel 206, Channel 209-1 (alternate feed), Channel 1206 (VOD)
  • Dish Network Channel 140, Channels 144, 145, 146, 147 (alternate feeds)
  • DSTV Channel 219     

Streaming Media: 

  • WatchESPN or ESPN app:  Watchespn.com - (U.S. pay-TV subscribers only)
  • AT&T TV Now: Internet Protocol television
  • Hulu with Live TV:  Internet Protocol television 
  • YouTube TV:  Internet Protocol television 
  • Sling TV:  Internet Protocol television 
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