ESPN and ABC, in its 16th consecutive season of NBA coverage, will combine to deliver its biggest NBA regular-season schedule ever, featuring 104 nationally televised games during the 2017-18 season.
Final Schools: Duke, UCLA, USC Marvin Bagley III, the No. 1 high school basketball player in the country according to ESPN 100, is expected to make his college announcement tonight on the 11 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter. The 6’11 power forward from Sierra Canyon (Phoenix, Ariz.) will decide between Duke, UCLA and USC. While … Read More
A Christmas tradition: for the 16th consecutive year, ESPN and ABC will be home to blockbuster NBA action on Christmas, Monday, December 25. The networks will combine for day-long NBA coverage, highlighted by a rematch of the most-watched NBA Finals in ABC history as the Golden State Warriors – led by Stephen Curry and NBA Finals M.V.P. Kevin Durant – host their rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James and Kyrie Irving at 3 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App.
ESPN2 will televise NBA Africa Game 2017 live on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. ET.
ESPN Films continues a busy summer of sports documentaries on Thursday, August 24, with a 30 for 30 documentary about the highs and lows of the 1988 Dallas Carter High School football team.
The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2017 will highlight the league’s stars in the 12th edition of the star-studded event, broadcasting live on ABC on Saturday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m. ET from KeyArena in Seattle. Ryan Ruocco will call the game alongside analyst Rebecca Lobo, with reporters Holly Rowe (Western Conference) and LaChina Robinson (Eastern Conference).
The average audience for ESPN’s five MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017 telecasts was up 112 percent from last year, according to Nielsen. ESPN’s five games averaged 783,000 viewers (P2+), up from 369,000 viewers for ESPN’s three games in 2016.
ESPN will carry all 67 Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and the ESPN App, starting Friday, July 7, and culminating with the Summer League Championship Game on Monday, July 17 at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Mark Jones and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the Championship game. A record 24 NBA teams will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League from Las Vegas.
In the last month, ESPN posted strong ratings for many key, live events in prime time, as it has throughout 2017.
The immersive digital experience for ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual BODY Issue launched today at www.espn.com/bodyissue. Created in celebration of the athletic form, the issue features 23 world-class athletes from the Olympics, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, tennis, and rugby among other sports around the world from Denmark to New Zealand. Photos, videos, and interviews of the athletes are showcased in the unique new digital gallery experience and the issue hits newsstands Friday, July 7.