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ESPN is a television station that publishes sports news, scores, highlights and commentary for cricket, rugby, football and kabaddi. Read more

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Chairman

James Pitaro

CEO Approval Rating

82/100

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NBC Sports is ESPN's biggest rival. NBC Sports was founded in Stamford, Connecticut} in 1926. Like ESPN, NBC Sports also competes in the Broadcasting sector. Compared to ESPN, NBC Sports generates $10.2B less revenue.

Fox Sports is ESPN's #2 rival. Fox Sports's headquarters is in Los Angeles, California, and was founded in 1994. Like ESPN, Fox Sports also competes in the Broadcasting space. Fox Sports generates 18% of ESPN's revenue.

NFL is ESPN's #3 competitor. NFL was founded in 1920 in New York, New York. Like ESPN, NFL also works within the Sports sector. NFL generates $5.7B more revenue than ESPN.

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Acquisitions

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Jul 2006

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These are all the companies that ESPN has acquired. ESPN's latest acquisition was in Jul 2006.

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Miso Media is a startup that develops music education software.
$300K
Mar 16, 2012
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These are all the companies that ESPN has invested in. ESPN's latest investment was in Jul 2006.

ESPN News

January 8, 2021Deadline

ESPN+ Adds Rebooted 'SportsNation' And Stephen A. Smith Half-Hour In Studio Streaming Push

A reconceived SportsNation and a half-hour show from popular opinion host Stephen A. Smith are headin... See more »
January 5, 2021The Business Journals: Memphis

ESPN to use full MegaCast arsenal for Titans-Ravens playoff game

Fans hoping to watch the Tennessee Titans take on the Baltimore Ravens this weekend will have plenty ... See more »
January 4, 2021News Brig

ESPN tricked by fake Adam Schefter account into posting fake story

ESPN issued a correction Monday afternoon after it was seemingly tricked into publishing a story that... See more »
December 31, 2020CNET

ESPN Plus annual subscriptions to get $10 price hike - CNET

Pay-per-view UFC events will also cost $5 extra.... See more »
December 29, 2020News on News

ESPN Reaches Historic New 10-Year Broadcasting Deal with SEC

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) have reached a new, historic 10-year agreement beginning i... See more »
December 15, 2020SportsPro Media

ESPN seeks rights to expanded MLB wildcard round in new deal

US sports network wants to cut regular season games and focus on marquee fixtures.... See more »
December 11, 2020SportsPro Media

ESPN+ heads to Comcast's X1 and Flex as part of Disney distribution deal

Sports streaming subscription service will also be integrated into Hulu next year.... See more »

ESPN Press Releases

September 10, 2020PR Newswire

IBM and ESPN Announce New Feature in Fantasy Football App That Uses Artificial Intelligence from IBM Watson To Create Fair Trades

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ESPN announced Trade Assistan... See more »
August 5, 2020PR Newswire

Nextdoor Partners With ABC's Localish, 'More in Common' Series to Share Inspiring Neighbor Stories

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextdoor is partnering with ABC's Localish special series... See more »
June 3, 2020PR Newswire

ESPN2 to Broadcast the Return of College Baseball

BRYAN and COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- College baseball is making a highly-an... See more »
October 18, 2019PRWeb

Outback Bowl extends ESPN partnership & New Year's Day position through 2026

The Outback Bowl extended its broadcast agreement with ESPN and New Year's Day time slot through 2026... See more »
October 2, 2019StreetInsider

ESPN/LISC Home Court Program Grants $150,000 To Upgrade Basketball Courts At Community Facilities In Seven Cities Nationwide

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today t... See more »
August 8, 2019University Chronicle

ESPN Launches Don't Retire, Kid Campaign Aimed at Increasing Youth Sports Participation

Youth sports participation rates nationwide are in decline and ESPN is addressing the crisis and brin... See more »

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Bristol, Connecticut06010

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Overview

ESPN, Inc. is an international multimedia sports and entertainment company. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut with 4,000 employees (7,000 worldwide), it operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company when the entertainment...

CEO

ESPN's Chairman, James Pitaro, currently has an approval rating of 82%. ESPN's primary competitors are NBC Sports, Fox Sports & NFL.

Website

espn.com

Frequently Asked Questions about ESPN

  1. When was ESPN founded?

    ESPN was founded in 1978
  2. Who is ESPN's CEO?

    ESPN's CEO is James Pitaro
  3. How much revenue does ESPN generate?

    ESPN generates $10.3B in revenue
  4. How much funding does ESPN have?

    ESPN has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is ESPN's headquarters?

    ESPN's headquarters is in Bristol Connecticut, USA
  1. How many employees does ESPN have?

    ESPN has 6,500 employees
  2. What sector does ESPN operate in?

    ESPN is in Broadcasting, Sports
  3. Who are ESPN's competitors?

    ESPN's top competitors are NBC Sports, Fox Sports, NFL
  4. Who has ESPN invested in?

    ESPN's has invested in companies such as Miso Media