For the first time, amateur skateboarders can qualify to compete in the Skateboard Street Amateur competition at X Games by using the Podium Skate app. Amateur skateboarders from around the world can upload footage of their best skateboard skills for a chance to win a spot to compete at X Games. The videos will be scored by users and ranked by professional judges to determine the three qualifiers for X Games Minneapolis, July 13-16.
Texas Tech & Ole Miss to Play Opening Weekend in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in 2018
ESPN to Televise BYU Football through 2019 Season
ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm averaged a 2.7 metered market rating, up 13 percent from a 2.4 in 2016, according to Nielsen. It matches the third-highest rated NBA Draft on ESPN. The telecast peaked with a 4.0 rating from 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET.
Through the June 18 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, the total live audience (television plus streaming) for the franchise is up 13 percent compared to the same period last year. Sunday Night Baseball is averaging a total live audience of 1,956,000 viewers, up from 1,737,000 viewers in 2016, according to Nielsen.
ESPN’s live presentation of Sunday’s MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders at Portland’s Providence Park has been moved to 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Chicago Cubs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin Durant, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Simone Biles, and Tom Brady are all among nominees for The 25th ESPYS on ABC, hosted by Peyton Manning
ESPN’s College World Series viewership is off to a historic start, with the first six games (June 17-19) of the annual college baseball season-ending championship finale averaging a total live audience (TV + streaming) of 923,000 viewers.
ESPN today announced it has reached an extension with veteran commentator Karl Ravech to continue his expanded, multi-sport role at the company. As a significant part of this role, Ravech has been named the voice of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby – exclusively on ESPN – and will provide play-by-play for the telecast. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby is Monday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET.
Week 1 Includes Grey Cup Rematch – Stampeders vs. REDBLACKS – on ESPNEWS