NFL32 and NFL Kickoff to Begin Next Week ESPN announced a new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with the National Football League today. The deal features an expansion of ESPN’s already robust highlight rights, as well as rights to more than 500 new hours of NFL programming each year, the latter starting this season. Beginning this … Read More
Fulham vs. Aston Villa at Craven Cottage Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes ESPN kicks off its season-long coverage of England’s Barclays Premier League in the U.S. this weekend. Fulham faces Aston Villa at Craven Cottage in Saturday’s opening match at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes. … Read More
National Football League coaching legend Bill Parcells and San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice are joining ESPN as NFL analysts. Parcells will bring his more than 30 years of NFL experience to Sunday NFL Countdown and other specials as a contributor throughout the year. Rice, arguably the greatest player in league … Read More
ESPN2 and ESPN3.com will present the United States Men’s National Team vs. Mexico on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 9 p.m. ET live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as World Cup champion Jurgen Klinsmann makes his debut as head coach of the U.S. team after being named to the post on July 29.
Ratings and viewership for ESPN’s first-ever daily live coverage of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event from July 14-19 was up double digits over every daypart on ESPN2 compared to July 2010, according to Nielsen. The 10 telecasts on ESPN2 averaged a 0.4 household coverage rating, 351,000 households and 415,000 viewers. The biggest … Read More
Unedited Action, Hole Cards on Limited Delay and 40 Hours of Live Coverage Starting July 14 ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event begins Thursday, July 14, from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time, ESPN’s presentation of poker’s marquee event will … Read More
Unedited Action, Hole Cards on Limited Delay and 34 Additional Hours of Main Event Coverage For six consecutive days, July 14-19, ESPN will offer unprecedented access to the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, including ‘live’ unedited hole cards on a 30-minute delay and more than 34 additional hours of coverage in high … Read More
ESPN will televise four NFL games as part of its 2011 Monday Night Football preseason schedule. Play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analysts Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will call each game in anticipation of the MNF regular-season opener on Monday, Sept. 12. All MNF preseason games will begin at 8 p.m. ET. First, the defending … Read More
The National Football League announced today that ESPN analysts Merril Hoge and Matt Millen will participate in the upcoming NFL USO Tour to the Persian Gulf. The full league release is below. NFL GREATS PREPARE FOR USO TOUR TO PERSIAN GULF Three former players with a commitment to community service will soon embark on an … Read More
Most-Watched Series on Cable and 16 Biggest Cable Household Audiences of 2010; Saints-Falcons MNF Finale is Cable’s No. 3 Audience All-Time and Most-Watched Cable Show of Year; Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed Season for Monday Night Countdown The 41st season of Monday Night Football was the highest-rated and most-viewed season since ESPN assumed sports television’s signature … Read More
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