ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm is headed to Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Jan. 27, for ahead of the Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup featuring No. 18 Kentucky and No. 6 West Virginia (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).
X Games Aspen 2018 will receive extensive coverage across multiple television and digital platforms January 25 – 28, as the world’s best action sports athletes return to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, to compete for X Games gold and prize money. X Games Aspen 2018 will feature 15.5 hours of extensive coverage and live content distributed on ESPN, ABC, WatchESPN, WatchABC and the ESPN App from January 25 – 28. An additional eight hours of competition will be carried on ESPN3 and available on demand on YouTube.
ESPN Digital totaled 93.1 million unique U.S. users in December 2017, its highest total ever for the month of December, up +9 percent over December 2016. Once again, ESPN Digital was No. 1 for unique fans, total minutes (7.2 billion) and average minute audience (161,414) in December. For minutes and average minute audience, ESPN Digital … Read More
ESPN has teamed up with Harley-Davidson in a multi-year agreement as one of the official sponsors of X Games Aspen 2018. For the first time ever, Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will make its debut at X Games Aspen as medaled event alongside Ski, Snowboard, Snowmobile and Moto competitions on ESPN and ABC from January 25-28. The gold-and-bronze-medal rounds of Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will air January 28 at 10:45 p.m. ET live on ESPN. Preliminary rounds and qualifying will stream live at 10:15 p.m. ET exclusively on facebook.com/harley-davidson.
In 2018, Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding will return for its fourth year at X Games Aspen. Teams will be comprised of one professional action sports athlete, including X Games and Olympic medalists, and one Special Olympics action sports athlete for a total of eight, two-person teams. Each of the team members will take one run on each of the two competition courses, with the professional athletes racing against one another and the Special Olympics athletes racing one another. The combined best times of each team will determine the results.
Award-winning broadcaster Chris Berman will reunite with longtime TV partner Tom Jackson to host a special NFL PrimeTime edition after the Conference Championship games on ESPN, Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. Berman and Jackson, who worked together for a record 29 years (1987-2015) on ESPN NFL studio shows including NFL Primetime from 1987-2005, will be joined on the program by ESPN NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson.
ESPN today announced new roles for its senior leaders as it builds on the expansion and success of its domestic and global business.
ESPN has signed SportsCenter anchor Nicole Briscoe to a new contract and given her some extra duty: hosting ABC’s telecast of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe’s new multi-year deal will see her continuing as an anchor for SportsCenter, a position she’s been in since January of 2015. She recently moved from late night to daytime and … Read More
The State Farm Champions Classic will open the 2018-19 season, to be played on Tuesday, Nov. 6, on ESPN, coinciding with the new start of the college basketball season as announced by the NCAA today.
ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm is headed to Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, Jan. 20, for the first show of 2018 in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T as No. 18 Kentucky faces Florida (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).