ESPN facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Type television network
Country United States
Availability National, through regional affiliates and satellite radio
Owner The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%)
Launch date September 7, 1979
Official website

ESPN is an American sports television network. ESPN is an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. ESPN shows sporting events and games, and also has shows that show highlights of sporting events and that show people talking about sports. The network has also shown games or events other than sports, such as poker.

The ESPN family of networks


  • ESPN (1979–present)
  • ESPN on ABC (2006-present, replacing ABC Sports)
  • ESPN International (1989–present)
  • ESPN2 (1993–present)
  • ESPNEWS (1996–present)
  • ESPN Classic (1997–present)
  • ESPNU (2005–present)
  • ESPN Deportes (2004–present)
  • ESPNHD (2003–present)
  • ESPN2HD (2005–present)
  • ESPN Plus (–present)
  • ESPN PPV (–present)


  • ESPN Motion (2003–present)
  • ESPN 360 (2005–present)


  • ESPN Radio (1992–present)
  • ESPN Deportes Radio (2005–present)


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