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ESPN, NFL sign new 'Monday Night' deal

BRISTOL, Conn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- ESPN says it has renewed its "Monday Night Football" contract with the NFL for nearly $15.2 billion through 2021.

ESPN announces 3D television network

BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S sports broadcaster ESPN announced Tuesday it will launch the television industry's first 3D network.

BCS games moving to ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- ESPN officials have agreed to a deal with the Bowl Championship Series that will have the BCS national title games from 2011-13 broadcast on the cable network.

Sports broadcaster Jim McKay dies at 86

MONKTON , Md., June 7 (UPI) -- Sports broadcasting great Jim McKay died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Monkton, Md., at the age of 86.

Masters changes television contract

AUGUSTA, Ga., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Masters Chairman Billy Payne announced Wednesday the first two rounds of the prestigious U.S. golf tournament will be telecast by ESPN beginning next year.

ABC Sports completes ESPN integration

BRISTOL, Conn., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Starting next month, the historic ABC Sports brand will cease to be as it completes its integration into the ever-expanding U.S. media entity, ESPN.

Outdoor Life Network gets NHL

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Outdoor Life Network has become the National Hockey League's new home on the television dial.

ABC, Pac-10 reach contract extension

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- ABC Sports reached an agreement with the Pac-10 Conference to continue televising the league's football games for the next five seasons.

Analysis: NFL, TV still happily married

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The new TV deals announced by the National Football League indicate that NFL football is still one of the strongest attractions in TV programming, and network e
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

ESPN 'SportsCenter' in hall of fame

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- ESPN's SportsCenter and ten prominent industry execs will be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame next month, the magazine said Saturday.

Rising cable costs favor package deals

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- As the cost of cable rises, consumers have little choice over the specific channels they chose to buy, according to a report released today by the Government Ac
DAVID REYNOLDS, UPI Correspondent

ABC sports director, Larry Kamm dies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Larry Kamm, Emmy award-winning sports director for ABC, has died in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 64.

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ESPN, Wimbledon come to terms

BRISTOL, Conn., April 14 (UPI) -- ESPN has reached a four-year agreement with Wimbledon, giving the cable network three of the four Grand Slams of tennis.

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George Bodenheimer
George Bodenheimer , President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks addresses the CTIA convention in New Orleans March 14, 2005. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)
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George Bodenheimer is the current president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC's sports division, known since 2006 as ESPN on ABC. He has been president of ESPN since November 19, 1998 and of the former ABC Sports since March 3, 2003. Since he has been president of ESPN, he has launched: ESPNHD, ESPN2HD, ESPN Plus, ESPN PPV, ESPN360, ESPN Motion, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes.

George was first hired at ESPN as a mailroom clerk.

The Sports Business Journal named Bodenheimer the most influential person of 2008 on a list of 50 people.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Bodenheimer."
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