For the first time, SportsCenter on the Road will originate from the site of a Major League Soccer matchup on Saturday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET, live from Providence Park in Portland, Ore. – site of that day’s special MLS Special Edition featuring defending MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 3:45 p.m.
UEFA EURO 2016 Final: Most-Watched UEFA European Football Championship Telecast on the ESPN Networks
Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 Final on ESPN and ESPN Deportes – a 1-0 victory in extra time to secure Portugal’s first-ever title in an international competition – ranks as the most-watched UEFA European Football Championship match on the ESPN networks. Based on Nielsen, the 2.5-hour telecast (3-5:30 p.m. ET) averaged 5,899,000 viewers combined for the game window on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The audience was up two percent from the 5,758,000 viewers who watched the UEFA EURO 2012 Final (Spain vs. Italy) on both ESPN English and Spanish-language networks.
In addition to the television coverage, ESPN3 Surround will offer exclusive content for all eight Round of 16 matches with four different UEFA EURO 2016 streams for each match – the Spider Cam feed, the Spider Cam triple-box feed, the Tactical Cam feed, and the Tactical Cam triple-box feed, offering fans alternate camera angles, experiences and stories around the game.
UEFA EURO 2016 (June 10 – July 10), will be the company’s most comprehensive coverage of this quadrennial event, which has increasingly grown each year as European soccer has increased its foothold in the sports marketplace in the United States. ESPN television networks will carry more than 300 live hours of UEFA EURO 2016 content combined during the competition. ESPN televised all 31 matches in 2008 and 2012.
ESPN has moved the opening match for the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 – France vs. Romania on Friday, June 10 – from ESPN to ESPN2. Coverage will begin at 2 p.m. ET with a one-hour pre-game program leading into kickoff at 3 p.m.
Vincent Kompany, Belgium National Team and Manchester City FC captain, will join ESPN as a studio analyst for the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 (June 10 – July 10). Kompany is unavailable to represent Belgium due to a thigh injury sustained during Manchester City’s 2015-2016 Premier League campaign.
ESPN Studio Hosts and Analysts for UEFA EURO 2016 // Conductores y analistas de estudio de ESPN para la Copa UEFA EURO 2016
Award-winning studio host Bob Ley and leading soccer host/commentator Jorge Ramos will anchor ESPN’s month-long English and Spanish-language studio presentation of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016™ in France this summer. The tournament will be played in 10 cities, beginning Friday, June 10 through Sunday July 10.
TheUndefeated.com will combine innovative long-form and short-form storytelling, original reporting and provocative commentary to enlighten and entertain African Americans, as well as sports fans seeking a deeper understanding of black athletes, culture and related issues. It launched with a commentary “We Are The Undefeated” by editor-in-chief Kevin Merida – a declaration of its manifesto.
The Undefeated, ESPN’s new multimedia platform that will explore the intersections of sports, race and culture, will launch on May 17. Kevin Merida, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of the site, made the announcement today at a company employee forum.
Last night’s ESPN2 telecast of the U.S. Men’s National Team victory over Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio, delivered an average audience of 954,000 viewers, making it ESPN’s most-watched CONCACAF semifinal round match since the company started televising the FIFA World Cup qualifying series. The audience surpassed the previous high –902,000 viewers for the US Men’s National … Read More
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