ESPNEWS HD

ESPNews (pronounced “ESPN News”, stylized ESPNEWS) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company (which owns a controlling 80% stake) and the Hearst Communications (which owns the remaining 20%).

Known as “ESPN3” in its planning stages and proposed as early as 1993, the channel launched on November 1, 1996 and originally focused on 24-hour coverage of sports news and highlights. Since 2010, the network has largely shifted away from its original rolling news format, and now primarily carries television simulcasts of ESPN Radio shows, encores of ESPN’s weekday lineup of studio programs, and overflow event programming in the event of conflicts with the other ESPN networks.