- ESPN Plus
network_name = ESPN Plus
available = Regional
The Walt Disney Company(80%) Hearst Corporation(20%)
George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc.
Pete Derzis, GM, Sr. VP, ESPN Regional Televisionlaunch_date =
past_names = Creative Sports; Ohlmeyer Communications Corporation
website = http://www.espn-plus.com/
ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American television program syndicator. ERT is based (along with
ESPNU) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to its purchase by ESPN, this sports package's syndicator was known as Creative Sports, which in turn merged with Don Ohlmeyer's self-titled Ohlmeyer Communication Corporation (OCC).
ESPN Plus produces and syndicates the following telecasts:
Big East Conferencefootball and men's college basketball;
Big 12 Conferencebasketball (under the name "Big 12 Network" beginning in the 2008-09 season). [ [http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=1523043 Big 12 Men's Basketball Television Frequently Asked Questions] ]
Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball(under the name "Jayhawk Television Network" for games broadcast only on local Kansas television affiliates). [ [http://kuathletics.cstv.com/genrel/062306aac.html KSNT-TV Becomes Jayhawk Television Network Affiliate in Topeka ] ]
Sun Belt Conferencefootball;
*University of Oregon football and basketball (select games) (under the name
Oregon Sports Network);
Western Athletic Conferencefootball and men's basketball.
In the past, ESPN Plus also carried
Conference USA, Mountain West Conferenceand Big Ten Conferencefootball and basketball games at one point, but no longer does. Broadcast rights to C-USA football and basketball games not selected by ESPN are owned by CBS College Sports Network. Broadcast rights to MWC football and basketball games are owned by CBS College Sports and are carried by Versus, CBSCS and MountainWest Sports Network. In August 2007, broadcast rights to Big Ten football games and men's college basketball games not chosen to air on ESPN were transferred to the Big Ten Network, a joint venture between the conference and News Corp.
Games air on broadcast stations, cable/satellite networks, and on
ESPN GamePlanand ESPN Full Court, both of which are pay-per-viewpackages. Beginning with the 2007-08 college football season, these games are made available at no additional charge to viewers of the ESPN360broadband service.
Since ERT shares its' production facilities with those of ESPNU, there are some crossovers in production.
Mike Gleasonhosts pregame, halftime, and postgame shows on the ESPN Plus telecasts. ERT also airs "Studio 66", named for Big 12 sponsor Phillips 66, as the pregame show before the basketball telecasts. During the conference tournament, it travels to the tournament site.
In addition to the syndicated telecasts, ERT promotes a number of special events:
*It organizes the following
college football bowl games, which are televised on either ESPNor ESPN2: St. Petersburg Bowl, Papajohns.com Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl, Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl, and Sheraton Hawaiokinai Bowl. Most of these games (except the Armed Forces Bowl) are held before Christmasand until 2006 were branded under the name "Bowl Road Trip," while ESPN telecasts after Christmas were referred to as " Capital OneBowl Week." (As of the 2007 bowl season, however, Bowl Week now covers all games shown on ESPN, ESPN2, or ABC.) [http://www.espn-plus.com/ert.php]
*It also organizes the MEAC-SWAC Challenge, a regular season game between teams representing two conferences of
historically black colleges and universitiesin the Division IFootball Championship Subdivision.
*It is also behind a number of
college basketballevents, including the BracketBustersmid-season event, Old Spice Classicheld at Disney's Wide World of Sportsin Florida, the All-College Basketball Classicin Oklahoma City, the Puerto Rico Classic, the Anaheim Classicand the Big East-SEC Challenge, the latter three of which began began in 2007. In 2008, a new classic, to be held in Charleston, South Carolina, will be added to the events they produce. All games are shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
golf, ERT produces the telecast of the Skins Gamewhich airs Thanksgiving weekend on ABC as well as the Champions Tourversion of said event, airing on ESPN 2 and organizes the National Golf Challenge, an amateur tournament.
* [http://www.espn-plus.com Corporate site]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/ESPNPlus ESPN Plus program listing]
* [http://www.meacswacchallenge.com/ MEAC-SWAC Challenge page]
* [http://www.espngolf.com National Golf Challenge]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
ESPN Plus — Ne pas confondre avec ESPN + (Más) une chaîne sud américaine. Création 2002 … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN Club — ESPN Zone ESPN Zone est une chaîne de restaurants thématisés sur le sport affiliée au réseau ESPN et détenue par la Walt Disney Company, au travers de sa filiale Disney Regional Entertainment. Sommaire 1 L ESPN Club 2 … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN College Football — is the branding used for broadcasts of NCAA Division I FBS college football across ESPN properties, including ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, and ESPN Radio. ESPN College Football debuted in 1982. Contents 1 Coverage overview 1.1 Major… … Wikipedia
ESPN America — Launched 5 December 2002 Owned by ESPN Inc. Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9) 1080i (HDTV 16:9) Audience share N/A (Data Unknown, ) For … Wikipedia
ESPN Brazil — (en anglais), ESPN Brasil (en portugais) ou ESPN Brésil (en français) est l une des chaînes de télévision du réseau ESPN en portugais dédiée au Brésil. Elle dépend de ESPN International et non pas d ESPN Latin America comme ses consœurs dans la… … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN Now — est une chaîne digitale du groupe américain ESPN créée en 1999 et dédiée à l information sportive en continu. ESPN a lancé cette chaîne afin de satisfaire le public qui n avait pas bien accueilli l autre chaîne d information du groupe, ESPNEWS… … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN STAR — Sports Logo de ESPN STAR Sports Création 1995 Forme juridique Société Anonyme … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN Major League Baseball — Format Baseball Starring Various personalities (see below) Country of origin … Wikipedia
Espn classic — Création 2002 Slogan « Sport is back ! » Langue Français Pays d origine … Wikipédia en Français
ESPN (chaîne américaine) — Création 7 septembre 1979 Propriétaire The Walt Disney Company (80%) Hearst Corporation (20%) Slogan The Worldwide Leader in Sports Langue Anglais … Wikipédia en Français