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Job Opportunities at ESPN
ESPN (originally Entertainment & Sports Programming Network) was the idea of a Connecticut man, Bill Rasmussen, in 1978. A former sportscaster, Bill's original idea was a sports network for Connecticut. As soon as he investigated the idea, he discovered that it would be no more expensive to be a national service. Needing land, he bought less than an acre, sight unseen, from the city of Bristol in a swampy industrial park on the edge of town. Ironically, when the satellite company visited, they complemented him on his choice, as the topography to the west provided a natural buffer to interference without inhibiting any outgoing signals. Construction on the first building soon began, and ESPN debuted on September 7, 1979.

Today, ESPN, Inc, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company in the world featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 40 business entities. The company is comprised of seven domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Now, ESPN Today), ESPN HD (a high-definition simulcast service of ESPN), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (25 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio,, ESPN The Magazine, SportsTicker, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN Broadband, ESPN Wireless, ESPN Video-on-Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

For a complete listing of current openings at ESPNís Bristol, CT campus as well as other locations in the US, please visit the above link.

Content Last Modified on 7/6/2005 2:12:01 PM