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Type College sports syndicator
Country United States
Availability Regional
Owner The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%)
Key people George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc.
Former names Creative Sports;
Ohlmeyer Communications Corporation
Official Website

ESPN Plus, the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, is an American television program syndicator. ERT is based along with sister network ESPNU in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to its purchase by ESPN, this sports package's syndicator was known as Creative Sports, which in turn merged with Don Ohlmeyer's self-titled Ohlmeyer Communication Corporation (OCC).



ESPN Plus produces and syndicates the following telecasts:

Games air on broadcast stations, regional sports networks, and on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN Full Court, both of which are out of market sports packages. Beginning with the 2007–08 college football season, these games are made available at no additional charge to viewers of the ESPN360 broadband service.

Since ERT shares its' production facilities with those of ESPNU, there are some crossovers in production. Mike Gleason hosts pregame, halftime, and postgame shows on the ESPN Plus telecasts. ERT also airs Studio 66, named for Big 12 sponsor Phillips 66, as the pregame show before the basketball telecasts. During the conference tournament, it travels to the tournament site.

Former Rights

ESPN Plus once had rights to Conference USA football and basketball, Mountain West Conference football and basketball, and Big Ten Conference football and basketball, but has since lost them as detailed below:

Event organizer

In addition to the syndicated telecasts, ERT promotes a number of special events:

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