ESPN Classic

ESPN Classic is a sports channel that features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. Such programs includes biographies of famous sports figures or a rerun of a famous World Series or Super Bowl, often with added commentary on the event. As of late 2009, ESPN Classic is the only remaining member of the ESPN family and the only Disney network that is not available in high definition, due to the majority of its content being vintage footage produced before the days of high definition television.

Launched in 1995 as Classic Sports Network by Brian Bedol and Steve Greenberg, with partial funding from Allen & Company, it was purchased for $175 million and renamed by ESPN (80% owned by Disney, 20% owned by Hearst) in 2000. The current logo incorporates the "boxer" logo that Classic Sports Network used. (Bedol and Greenberg went on to found CSTV (now CBS Sports Network).

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