Disney Media Distribution has reached an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that will give its members the ability to carry ESPN’s upcoming ACC Network at launch on August 22, 2019. The deal will allow fans and followers of the Atlantic Coast Conference to access the multiplatform network across the NCTC’s footprint. As part of a larger agreement, the NCTC also extended its carriage of the FX and National Geographic networks.
ESPN will provide unmatched, daily coverage of the 18th edition of the Pan American Games live from Lima, Peru Wednesday, July 24 – August 11. Coverage of the Games will be featured across ESPN platforms in English and Spanish, including ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, and the ESPN App. ESPN’s coverage will be highlighted with live telecast of the Opening Ceremony airing live on ESPNU (English) and the ESPN App (Spanish) at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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ESPN Signs Mark Sanchez as a College Football Analyst
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The World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, led by Mookie Betts, will host the first place New York Yankees and Aaron Judge on July 28 in a marquee ESPN Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast at 7 p.m. ET. Matt Vasgersian will provide commentary with World Series Champion and analyst Alex Rodriguez, Olympic Gold Medalist and analyst Jessica Mendoza, and veteran reporter Buster Olney.
From August 1-4, the world’s top action sports stars will take over ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 with more than 18 hours of the most unique content on the network. On Thursday and Friday, primetime coverage of the day’s finals will kick off the weekend with thrilling action from the Big Air, Street, Park, Dirt, Vert and Moto X courses. Over the weekend, coverage will switch to ABC, where the world’s top action sports stars will continue to push progression from the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For the full telecast schedule, please click HERE.
Ninkovich will make his ESPN debut Saturday, July 27, on SportsCenter on the Road live from Patriots camp.
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As the countdown of the XVIII Lima 2019 Pan American Games (July 26 – August 11), ESPN announce a robust lineup of more than 50 on-air personalities reporting from Lima, Peru in-studio in Bristol, CT, and Mexico City, throughout the tournament. The team of commentators and analysts will provide unmatched, daily coverage in English and Spanish with experts reporting from Lima and the support of the rest of team presenting in-studio coverage around the much-anticipated multinational, multisport event.
ESPN platforms will carry a record 345 Little League Baseball and Softball games in 2019, including the full championship events from all divisions for the first time. The record slate across ABC, ESPN’s linear networks and ESPN+, will showcase all Little League Baseball and Softball U.S. regional and World Series action. The month-plus schedule culminates with ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of the 73rd Little League Baseball World Series from Williamsport, Pa., August 15-25.
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For the fifth consecutive year, SEC Network is turning the keys over to the network, but in its fifth anniversary year, SEC Network programming has put a twist on the SEC Network Takeover. For 2019, SEC Network on-air personalities, as well as alums of the network and ESPN commentators with SEC ties, chose the programming for the 17-day stretch.
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ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of the opening week of the 2019 NFL training camps beginning Monday through Saturday on daily editions of SportsCenter and NFL Live (weekdays at 1:30 p.m. ET). Jeff Darlington will kick off the coverage on Monday from the Falcons training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga. The first week of NFL training camps on ESPN will conclude Sunday with Josina Anderson hosting a special edition of SportsCenter on the Road from the Patriots camp in Foxboro, Mass., at 10 a.m.
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