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`The ESPYS' to Move to ABC

Broadcast network ABC will air ESPN's July 15 ESPYS telecast, the network announced Monday. 

The event, which had previously aired on ESPN, honors the best athletes and performances in sports. ESPN will kick off the night with SportsCenter at The ESPYS and The ESPYS Countdown Show Presented by Capital One airing from 6-7 p.m. ET and 7-8 p.m. ET, respectively, on ESPN prior to the start of the awards.

The ESPYS are executive produced by Maura Mandt and MaggieVision Productions.   

“Our goal with The ESPYS each year is to celebrate the year in sports while showcasing inspiring human stories through our three pillar awards - the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service,” said Connor Schell, vice president, ESPN Films and Original Entertainment, who oversees The ESPYS. “We are thrilled to broadcast this year’s ESPYS on ABC.”