ESPN and ESPN Deportes team up for an unprecedented Olympic-style production to deliver complete multiplatform coverage of the 2015 Pan American Games from Toronto, starting Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET with the Opening Ceremony live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
The production comes to live across all English and Spanish-language platforms with a state-of-the-art studio area in the host city, with a backdrop of the iconic Toronto skyline, featuring multiple production areas. The production will be led by a team of about 200 onsite, including more than 25 on-air personalities, supported by an in-studio team reporting from Bristol.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ extensive coverage includes daily, up-to-the-minute multimedia content and live broadcast throughout the 17-day event. Together, the brands will offer more thirteen ways to follow the Games:
ESPN Deportes TV will telecast about 200 hours of live Pan Am Games content, dedicating 12 hours of live windows every day starting at 10 a.m., featuring soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, boxing, basketball and gymnastics. The live telecasts will be complemented with news and information programming throughout the day, followed by a nightly edition of SportsCenter and a recap of the top highlights of the day.
ESPN and ESPN2 will present live 66 hours. ESPN’s telecasts will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. – marking the first English-language live presentation of the ceremony in 30 years – and wrap up with a five-hour live window on July 26 for the closing day of the Games, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Between July 11 – July 25, ESPN2 will present two to six hours of daily live coverage focused on Men and Women’s hoop and volleyball, diving, swimming, gymnastics, boxing, track and field, and soccer. The network will also present daily highlights of all medal winners and the action across every venue.
Longhorn Network will present 44 live hours dedicated to diving, swimming and Women’s Volleyball. The network will follow Team USA’s performance in these disciplines including some lifetime and rising Longhorns: In diving, Texas head coach Matt Scoggin will be in Toronto along with diving rising junior Murphy Bromberg, lifetime Longhorn Maren Taylor and rising senior Cory Bowersox. In swimming, lifetime Longhorn Jimmy Feigen will represent Team USA. In addition, lifetime Longhorns Lauren Paolini and Rachael Adams will be part of the Women’s Volleyball team.
ESPN3 will carry 580 hours of Pan American Games programming, with live access to almost every competition in more than 15 different disciplines, including basketball, gymnastics, swimming, diving, soccer, volleyball, karate, taekwondo, track and field, and many others.
ESPN Deportes+, the Spanish-language broadband channel, will carry an additional 90+ hours of live content, including the complete broadcast of select men and women’s soccer, basketball and volleyball games. The channel will also feature medal final competitions in artistic gymnastics, judo, swimming, taekwondo and boxing.
Every Pan American coverage option on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Longhorn Network, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+ will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360, and Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
For the first time, ESPN Deportes Radio will offer live play-by-play broadcast of select Pan American Game events, including the complete men’s soccer and basketball competition, and select women’s soccer matches and basketball games. These will be complemented by daily programming dedicated to the Games such as Al Despertar Panamericanos (6-9 a.m.), Zona Panamericana (12-2 p.m.), Destino Panamericano (7-9 p.m.), and Pan Am Express, an hourly update on the latest news and information happening in Toronto.
ESPN Deportes Radio’s coverage will also be available via SIRIUS Satellite Radio, ESPN Radio app available on iPhone and Android, and 24/7 audio streaming via ESPNDeportesRadio.com.
ESPN Radio will also provide daily updates on the latest news, information and results during SportsCenter. Coverage will also include live reports from Toronto and interviews with athletes across talk shows.
ESPNDeportes.com will offer a dedicated section for the Games with daily news and information, video analysis, reports and summaries around all sport competitions. Daily coverage will include events recaps, Hispanic athletes’ results, and post-event interviews with medalists. Content will also include highlights and the stories in anticipation of each day, medal count, and video reports and interviews. In addition, there will be color notes focused on Toronto, the villages, the delegations’ arrivals, marathon routes and Outside the Lines stories.
ESPN.com’s Bonnie D. Ford and Jim Caple will provide onsite coverage around the Games for all digital platforms, including the dedicated Pan Am section on the site. Ford’s coverage will include an exclusive feature on 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin that will also be featured on espnW. Other special content will focus on U.S. boxing, basketball and soccer, as well as Olympic qualifier events such as diving, field hockey and men’s water polo.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ Social Media Channels will supplement the multimedia coverage, engaging fans with the latest news around the Games using the hashtag #PanAmXESPN and #YoDigoPresente. With a social reporter onsite and supplemented by video and images, ESPN Deportes’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will focus on daily results, top athletes and events of the day, and a behind-the-scenes look of the Games and ESPN’s onsite production.