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FIFA 2014 World Cup

World Cup Announcing Assignments for Championship Weekend, 07/12 & 07/13/2014

ESPN and Univision are now down to their last two games in their long legacies with the World Cup. After Sunday, it’ll be up to Fox and Telemundo to provide the coverage of soccer’s ultimate event from 2015 until 2024. Hopefully the two networks will be able to match what ESPN and Univision have been […]

ESPN’s Announcing Assignments for World Cup Quarterfinals

We have the World Cup quarterfinal announcing assignments on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. On Friday, ESPN2 will air France vs. Germany followed by Brazil vs. Colombia on ESPN. Then on Saturday, ABC airs Argentina vs. Belgium followed by the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica on ESPN. The excellent teams of Jon Champion/Stewart Robson and Ian Darke/Steve […]

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ESPN Becomes Exclusive US Network of the CFL

After years of having the Canadian Football League on a myriad of networks from NFL Network to NBCSN with guest appearances on ESPN2 and ESPN3, the Alleged Worldwide Leader now picks up exclusive rights to the games starting this season. It means ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews will air games on TV with most streaming on […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 26, 2014

Well, we conclude Group Play with the last four matches before we go to the Knockout Round on Saturday. The big game is of course USA vs. Germany which will air on ESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes. Game time will be noon ET, but ESPN will have one hour of pre-match coverage starting at 11 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 25, 2014

Just one more day of Group Play after this and then it’s the Knockout Round of 16 on Saturday. It’s going to feel really strange not to have a game on Friday after having at least three games every day since the beginning of this World Cup. But we still have simultaneous windows for today […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 24, 2014

Once again, four games in two windows for the last matches in Group Play. Italy vs. Uruguay and Costa Rica vs. England make up the games in Group D. In Group C, it’s Japan vs. Colombia and Greece vs. Côte d’Ivoire. ESPN/ESPN2 will make up the English language combo covering simultaneous games in each window. […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 23, 2014

We’ve reached the last stages of Group Play. The final games in each group will be played simultaneously so obviously having two networks is quite advantageous as is the case with ESPN and Univision. Games will be played at noon and 4 p.m. ET. Both ESPN and Univision will take the opportunity to have half-hour […]

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ESPN TV and Radio World Cup Announcing Assignments Through June 26

We have the announcing assignments for the ESPN Family of Networks from Friday, June 20 through Thursday, June 26. This will mark the end of Group Play as on Monday, there will be simultaneous games from each group both at noon ET and 4 p.m. So there will be four games between Monday, June 23 […]

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ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews (Yes!) Combine for Wimbledon Coverage

Because of the World Cup, ESPN will air Wimbledon over three different networks this year. During the first four days of coverage from Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26, ESPN will start things each morning from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET then hand off to ESPNews from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ESPN2 […]

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ESPN Airs Its 35th College World Series Starting Saturday

One of ESPN’s signature events since its inception has been the College World Series. It will air all of the games from Omaha, Nebraska either on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU starting Saturday. Karl Ravech and Jon Sciambi will be the announcers throughout the 10-11 days of competition. The analysts will include Kyle Peterson and Aaron […]

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Announcing Assignments for 1st Week of 2014 World Cup on ESPN

As the World Cup prepares to kickoff in São Paulo on Thursday as host country Brazil takes on Croatia, ESPN will be ready to start its last Copa do Mundial until at least 2022. Ian Darke will call five matches in the first eight days, most of them will be with his old English Premier […]

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2014 WNBA Season Tips Off on NBA TV and ESPN2

The WNBA is set to begin another season. It all starts tonight with a doubleheader on NBA TV. ESPN2 will tip off its 20-game regular season schedule on Saturday. The ESPN/ESPN2 slate of professional women’s basketball games includes six doubleheaders including five Tuesday evening twinbills in July. Ryan Ruocco from ESPN Radio New York will […]

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ESPN Officially Announces 8-Year Deal With Major League Soccer

ESPN has officially announced its new eight-year deal with Major League Soccer. ESPN has been partners with MLS since Day 1 of the league. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will carry at least 34 regular season games. ESPN Deportes will simulcast all games on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN3 will stream over 200 out-of-market games that were […]

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MLS Scores a Big Goal with new 8-Year Deal with ESPN/Fox/Univision

The official announcement won’t come until later today, but we’re already learning details of the new eight-year TV deal that gives Major League Soccer some much needed cash and more consistent TV exposure. Starting in 2015 and lasting until 2022 (which will run concurrent with Fox’s FIFA World Cup contract), ESPN, Fox and Univision will […]

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ESPN Enjoys Its Highest-Rated NFL Draft in 21 Years

This from ESPN. A May three-day NFL Draft did wonders for the Alleged Worldwide Leader. Over a span between Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, ESPN garnered an average of a 2.7 rating and an average viewership of 4.121 million for this year’s Draft. The rating is the highest dating back to 1993 when […]

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