ESPN Logo and Tagline ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American international basic cable sports channel owned by ESPN Inc., owned jointly by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications. The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan. Info \tIndustry : Television Channel \tFounded : September 7, 1979; \tFounder : Bill Rasmussen, Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan \tOwner : The Walt Disney Company (80%), Hearst Communications (20%) \tHeadquarters : Bristol, Connecticut \tWebsite : www.espn.com ESPN Tagline / Slogan \tServing Fans. Anytime. Anywhere. \tAll rise. \tWho’s in. \tESPN Wide world of sports. \tThere is no place like sports. \tThe worldwide leader in sports ESPN Logo ESPN Logo Tags : ESPN Logo, ESPN Tagline, ESPN Slogan, ESPN Owner, ESPN Founder, ESPN ad slogan.