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What did the E in the initials ESPN originally stand for?

Question #62935. Asked by WayneK591.
Last updated Aug 27 2016.

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ESPN started in Connecticut,and it stands for eastern sports programming network.

Feb 27 2006, 3:58 PM
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It was entertainment. While they started in Bristol, their immediate aim was to be national, as they were one of the first national cable channels. You can see this at link I also recommend this book. link

Response last updated by satguru on Aug 27 2016.
Feb 27 2006, 4:41 PM
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It was originally the Entertainment Sports Network. Before they got all the high paying football and other sports packages, they basically spent their programming on bad pool tourneyments and frisbee football tourneyments.

Feb 28 2006, 12:34 AM
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