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October 15, 2013

ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff to Appear in a Special Feature on ESPN's 'E:60'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Just last week, the Company announced ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff as the keynote speaker at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute. During the complimentary, daylong workshop—taking place November 14 at Walt Disney World Resort—Bob will join hundreds of companies as they learn how to build their own veteran-hiring programs. We’re only a couple of weeks away from the event, but Bob’s making a special appearance on tonight’s "E:60," ESPN’s newsmagazine, on ESPN (7 p.m. ET).
September 30, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the New 'Monday Night Football' Open

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

In the 44-year history of Monday Night Football (MNF) on ABC and ESPN, few teams excelled on the national stage like the Raiders of the 1970s and 80s. "It, for us, was kind of magical. For years, we dominated "Monday Night Football," Tom Flores, who led the Silver and Black to a 14–4 record on MNF during his 1979–87 tenure as Raiders head coach, says.

May 2, 2013

ESPN to Launch New Southeastern Conference Television Network

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
In August 2014, a new channel highlighting the best in college sports will join the Disney and ESPN family of television networks.
Topics: ESPN
January 23, 2013

ESPN Leaders Share 'New Year's Resolutions' for 2013

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
ESPN Front Row recently asked content executives throughout ESPN to look ahead to 2013 as well as review 2012. The Forward/Rewind snapshots showcase highlights of ESPN’s recent sports coverage, provide insights into future plans, and glimpses of the camaraderie and teamwork involved.
Topics: ESPN
November 14, 2012

ESPN Dish Farm Distributes Sports Programming to Millions

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

ESPN is home to 26 antennas, 23 of which reside on the10-acre dish "farm" in Southington, Connecticut adjacent to ESPN's headquarters.

The teleport farm, constructed in 2009 after an 18-month process, is a surreal sight. The "dishes" are vital to what ESPN does – communicating with satellites located 22,000 miles above the Earth and then distributing content to 256 million households throughout 190 countries and territories.

Topics: ESPN
September 14, 2012

ESPN's SportsCenter Reaches 50,000th Episode Milestone

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

Yesterday, ESPN’s SportsCenter aired its 50,000th edition.

That’s more episodes than any program in television history.

This month on Front Row, ESPN's corporate blog, we’ve presented sports fans with glimpses inside ESPN’s flagship news and information program. In two videos, original anchor George Grande and ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen reflected on the initial program – airing September 7, 1979 with the network’s launch –- and the myriad changes and challenges since.

Topics: ESPN