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Founded Year



Corporate Majority | Acquired



About ESPN

ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and Hearst Corporation (which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel focuses on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports news and talk shows, and other original programming.On May 1, 1984, ABC acquired a majority stake in ESPN at a valuation of between $221.18M and $235.18M.

ESPN Headquarter Location

1 ESPN Plaza

Bristol, Connecticut, 06010,

United States

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  • When was ESPN founded?

    ESPN was founded in 1979.

  • Where is ESPN's headquarters?

    ESPN's headquarters is located at 1 ESPN Plaza, Bristol.

  • What is ESPN's latest funding round?

    ESPN's latest funding round is Corporate Majority.

  • Who are the investors of ESPN?

    Investors of ESPN include Central Michigan University Research Corporation.

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