The End of an Era
Disney has started telling cable and satellite distributors that it plans to shut down ESPN Classic on Jan. 1, 2022. Its ESPN Classic 2.0 online service also will go dark. ESPN Classic joins NBCSN as the second all-sports TV channel that will go dark at the end of the year.
I grew up watching ESPN Classic. It would always be on in the background when there were no live events on, and who can ever forget marathons of “The White Shadow”?