ESPN is an American basic cable sports channel owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%) through the joint venture ESPN Inc.. The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen and Ed Eagan along with his son Scott Rasmussen.
ESPN broadcasts primarily from studio facilities located in Bristol, Connecticut. The network also operates offices and auxiliary studios in Miami, New York City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
ESPN is the most popular sports channel in the United States, reaching approximately 90 million households. The network’s programming includes live sports coverage, news, analysis, and original programming. ESPN is also the home of several popular sports franchises, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and College Football.