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ESPN FAQ

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  • Why is a game that I see listed as being televised on an ESPN Network not available in my area?
  • Television Listings for the ESPN Networks and sports on ABC
  • Information and scheduling for ESPN Pay-Per-View packages.
  • How can I watch a LIVE game ESPN3.com?
  • Copy of an ESPN Telecast or Promo.
  • How can I get a copy of an ESPN.com photo?
  • Submit a program proposal or story idea to ESPN.

  • How can I get ESPNU?
  • ESPNU Campus Connection: What is it and how can I participate?

  • ESPN's mailing address.
  • ESPN and Twitter
  • Internships
  • Employment at ESPN.
  • What Does ESPN Stand For?
  • Student requests for school projects/papers.
  • Tours of ESPN.
  • Purchase ESPN merchandise.
  • I want to advertise on various ESPN outlets (i.e. ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio, ESPN Television, etc.).
  • What is ESPN Rise?

  • Commentator Addresses.
  • PTI's e-mail address
  • Around the Horn's e-mail address.

  • Find an ESPN Radio affiliate.
  • ESPN International in the United States.
  • Questions for ESPN International, Click Here.
  • How can I contact ESPN.com?
  • How can I contact ESPN the Magazine?

  • Do you have another question/inquiry not listed here?
        - Drop us a line by clicking on "Contact Us."


     

  • TELEVISION LISTINGS FOR ESPN NETWORKS AND SPORTS ON ABC
    Looking for schedule information directly from the source? Check out our online listings at
    ESPNTV.com. There you'll find listings for all our networks for about two months in advance of air.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT A TRADITIONAL, PRINTED PROGRAM GUIDE?
    ESPN doesn't publish a printed guide, but we do send all of our listings to our cable affiliates and various listing outlets, including the Sunday newspaper TV supplements, daily newspapers, local cable guides, etc.

     

  • INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING FOR ESPN PAY-PER-VIEW PACKAGES
    Information and scheduling for ESPN's various pay packages (i.e. ESPN FULL COURT, ESPN GamePlan, etc.) can be found at www.espnppv.com.

     

  • COPY OF AN ESPN TELECAST OR PROMO
    ESPN, Inc. doesn't release or sell copies of its programming or promos. We generally only have telecast rights to programs on our networks and not tape-distribution rights.

     

  • SUBMIT A PROGRAM PROPOSAL OR STORY IDEA TO ESPN
    ESPN's policy does not allow us to accept for review or consideration any ideas, suggestions, or creative materials not solicited by us or our subsidiaries.

     

  • WHY IS A GAME BLACKED OUT?
    Hey, it's a rare occasion when we want to watch anything else except sports on ESPN or ABC either! But we've got these things called contracts that obligate us to black out areas (determined by teams, leagues or conferences) in order to protect local and regional television commitments, and/or to protect ticket sales. So we've got to play by the rules and, if our contract calls for us to black out, show something else (generally, ESPNEWS) in your area when a local team plays in a nationally televised game, when they are playing either home or away.

     

  • HOW CAN I GET ESPNU?
    ESPNU is a basic cable network and is available to any cable system or satellite provider that would like to offer the service to its subscribers. It is, however, the system's decision as to whether or not the network is offered. You should check with your provider to find out what their plans are to add new services, including ESPNU, to their lineup. We continue to negotiate with all our affiliates for the carriage of ESPNU. To find out with provider offers ESPNU in your area, click here and enter your Zip code into the "Get ESPNU on TV" search box.

    ESPNU is available nationally through DIRECTV and DISH Network.

     

  • HOW CAN I WATCH LIVE GAMES ON ESPN3.com?
    ESPN3.com is the interactive home for sports fans to watch LIVE sporting events and programming through a SIMPLE to use interface. ESPN3.com harnesses the QUALITY ESPN has built through its TV networks and delivers sports programming to fans through a rich interactive and easy-to-use experience. Sports fans are empowered to ACCESS compelling live or recently completed events giving 24 hour live coverage everyday. Fans CONTROL their sports viewing schedule. A majority of the events are EXCLUSIVE ESPN3.com productions, while others are broadband-enhanced versions of games from one of ESPN's TV platforms.

    Click here to access ESPN3.com

     

  • EMPLOYMENT AT ESPN
    If you are interested in applying for a position at ESPN, please visit www.espn.com/joinourteam.

     

  • INTERNSHIPS
    If you're of Junior or Senior status in college, then you're eligible! All info available at www.espn.com/joinourteam.

     

  • WHAT DOES ESPN STAND FOR?
    When ESPN started in 1979 we were the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (thus, ESPN). However, that name took too long to paint across our chests on game day, so we dropped it in 1985 and adopted a new corporate name -- ESPN, Inc.-- and a new logo. And by the way, we're a subsidiary of ABC, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co. Also, the Hearst Corporation has a 20% interest in ESPN.

     

  • TRIVIA QUESTIONS
    Our customer service area is not staffed to research and answer trivia questions. If you have Mobile ESPN, we suggest you send your question over to the Answer Guy. Or, you may also try contacting the specific team, conference, league, etc. to obtain information on the subject of interest.

     

  • MOBILE ESPN CONTACT AND BILLING INFORMATION
    Mobile ESPN subscribers can manage their account anytime at the mobileespn.com website. If you wish to speak with a Mobile ESPN customer service representative, you may call toll free at 1.800.GET.ESPN (1.800.438.3776).

     

  • ESPN.COM'S E-MAIL ADDRESS AND BILLING PHONE NUMBER
    The e-mail address for ESPN.com's customer services is support@espn.go.com. The phone number for billing issues is 1-888-549-3776. NOTE: the phone number is for billing only - they cannot provide information about actual ESPN.com content.

     

  • ESPN'S MAILING ADDRESS
    ESPN, Inc.
    Viewer Response
    ESPN Plaza
    Bristol, CT 06010

     

  • COMMENTATOR ADDRESSES
    Our commentators don't have public e-mail addresses, but will be happy to accept a letter or a postcard sent to them at the address below:
    ESPN
    Attn:
    ESPN Plaza
    Bristol, CT 06010

     

  • PTI'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
    The e-mail address for PTI is pti@espn.com. For more information on the show, check out the PTI webpage at ESPNTV.com

     

  • AROUND THE HORN'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
    The e-mail address for ATH is aroundthehorn@espn.com . For more information on the show, check out the

     

  • STUDENT REQUESTS FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS/PAPERS
    Congratulations, you're on your way to learning more about one of the greatest companies on the face of this earth (well, at least we think so)! Take a look at our online Corporate Fact Sheet for general information and history about ESPN, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Unfortunately, we're unable to do further research, release footage or provide information that's of a proprietary nature.

     

  • TOURS OF ESPN
    We are not currently offering tours of our facilities. Please feel free to check back in the event this policy changes.

     

  • PURCHASE ESPN MERCHANDISE
    Looking for a way to show that you're an ESPN fan? Then head on over to the ESPN Mall website at www.espnshop.com to order gear online or request a catalog! Or when you're at one of the ESPN Zone restaurants or visiting a Disney theme park, check out their gift shops for various ESPN items.

     

  • FIND AN ESPN RADIO AFFILIATE IN YOUR AREA
    Visit the ESPN Radio web site at www.espnradio.com.

     

     

  • RECEIVE ESPN INTERNATIONAL IN THE UNITED STATES.
    Due to Rights issues, the ESPN International Networks are not available in the United States. There are, however, a variety of international events televised on our U.S. domestic networks, including World Cup soccer, Grand Slam tennis, UEFA Champions League soccer and the World Baseball Classic.

     

     

  • I WANT TO ADVERTISE ON AN ESPN OUTLET
    We've got plenty of options for you, including ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio and more. Visit http://www.espncms.com for information on advertising on the various ESPN outlets.

     

  • WHAT IS ESPN RISE?
    ESPN RISE represents ESPN's commitment to covering high school sports, including boys' and girls' basketball, football and lacrosse competitions. Please visit ESPNRISE.com for more information.

     

  • ESPN AND TWITTER
    A number of ESPN's programs have Twitter pages. Among them are: PTI; ATH; ESPNFirstTake and SportsCenter. To receive FanAlerts follow us @ESPN_FanAlert.

     

  • HOW CAN I CONTACT ESPN THE MAGAZINE?
    For questions regarding your ESPN The Magazine subscription please call 1-888-377-6624 for assistance.

     

  • HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF AN ESPN.COM PHOTO?
    The photos on ESPN.com are generally purchased from photo stock organizations for use on ESPN.com only. Please check photo credit information and contact the appropriate company.




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