ESPN 2 on TelStar-12V @15.0W New Frequency
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ESPN 2 On TelStar-12V @15.0W New Frequency
ESPN2 is an American multinational pay television network owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which owns a controlling 80% stake) and the Hearst Communications (which owns the remaining 20%).
ESPN2 was initially formatted as a younger-skewing counterpart to its parent network ESPN, with a focus on sports popular among young adult audiences (ranging from mainstream events to other unconventional sports), and carrying a more informal and youthful presentation than the main network. By the late 1990s, this mandate was phased out, as the channel increasingly became a second outlet for ESPN’s mainstream sports coverage.
As of September 2018, ESPN2 is available to approximately 86 million television households (93.2% of households with pay television) in the United States.ESPN2 launched on October 1, 1993 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Its inaugural program was the premiere of SportsNight, a sports news program originally hosted by Keith Olbermann and Suzy Kolber; Olbermann opened the show and the channel by jokingly welcoming viewers to “the end of our careers.