The “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) brings cable television audiences live or tape-delayed sports-related events and news. The network is perhaps best known for its signature show, “SportsCenter,” which broadcast its 30,000th episode in February 2007. Founded by William and Scott Rasmussen in 1979, the now Walt Disney owned company broadcasts in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as across the United States, and owns 21 channels in addition to the main ESPN. Plans for a 23rd sister channel are in the works, ESPN 3D, which plans to broadcast events like the FIFA World Cup and the BCS National Championship Game.
In addition to the plethora of stations, the Connecticut-based ESPN also maintains several business ventures and internet Web sites, including ESPN.com, ESPN Broadband, and ESPN The Magazine, among others.
Longtime ESPN commentator and cancer survivor, research and prevention advocate Holly Rowe will serve as the keynote speaker at the World Ticket Conference (WTC) in Las Vegas this summer, announced last week by the NATB. Rowe has spent more than 20 years as one of ESPN’s go-to reporters at... Read more
Vivid Seats (NASDAQ: SEAT) and ESPN Enterprises, Inc. announced an extension of their existing ticketing partnership, which grants the ticket resale marketplace exclusive placement on the Disney-owned sports network’s websites and broadcasts. The multi-year deal extends Vivid Seats’ tenure as ESPN’s Official Ticketing Partner, a deal originally launched in 2017.... Read more
With the college football season in full swing, ESPN has revealed its plans for the 2020 bowl season, at least related to the properties it operates. The Connecticut-based broadcaster announced a slate of 13 bowl games planned for dates beginning on Saturday, December 19 with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe... Read more
After ESPN released the 2017 MLB Attendance Report, several sports news outlets were quick to address the league’s steady decline that slumps off this year with the lowest attendance total since 2003 at 72.67 million. Ten years ago in 2007, the MLB saw an attendance peak at 79.5 million.... Read more
Houston, Texas and surrounding communities have been pounded by record-breaking rain and flooding since the arrival of Hurricane Harvey at the start of the weekend. As water levels have continued to rise, a number of events have been postponed, relocated, or cancelled altogether for fan safety. The highest profile... Read more
Tickets to catch upcoming concerts from Taylor Swift as well as tickets for the upcoming ESPN X-Games are on sale throughout the week ending June 27 as compiled by Ticket News. This week’s onsales begins on Thursday with tickets to the upcoming ESPN X-Games 15. The extreme sports contest,... Read more
“ESPN and StubHub Expand Relationship” SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) October 30, 2008 — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, is pleased to announce its relationship with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, has been expanded to include television, radio, mobile and more robust online components. The agreement builds... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Secondary ticketing giant StubHub! this week announced it struck a deal with ESPN.com under which StubHub’s links, banners, branding and promotion efforts will be featured across the sports network website. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. StubHub! now has a presence on ESPN.com’s... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. A sore left ankle dimmed some of the bright-lights coverage of soccer superstar David Beckham’s debut match Saturday with his L.A. Galaxy teammates, but the preliminary TV ratings told a different story for broadcaster ESPN. Beckham may have only played about 12 minutes toward the... Read more
By Chris Licata VERNON, Conn. – There is always controversy when attempts at bridging the gap between entertainment and professional sports are made. Sometimes they are successful, such as Ray Allen’s performance in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game.” Other times it’s a miserable failure, such as Garth Brooks’ tryout... Read more