ESPN Classic

Current Station Group: Bell Media Inc.

ESPN Classic Canada went on the air September 7, 2001, after receiving CRTC approval the previous November. The channel was controlled by CTV but ESPN in the U.S. held a 20% interest. The name of the channel was later changed to ESPN Classic. As a condition of licence, ESPN Classic could not show sporting events until at least 18 months after their original broadcast.

Start Year: 2001