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Overwatch League Goes Mainstream: Playoffs To Be Aired On ESPN, DIsney XD, And ABC

Blizzard has entered a deal with Disney to bring the Overwatch League to the mainstream. The Overwatch League playoffs, including the first Grand Finals, will be broadcast on ESPN and Disney XD, with a highlight show on ABC.

Video Games July 12, 2018

ESPN Twitter Tried To Ride ‘Fortnite’ Bandwagon, But Fails Miserably

The Twitter account of ESPN tried to ride the 'Fortnite' bandwagon through one of its tweets, but it failed miserably. Players of the massive popular multiplayer shooter are now ridiculing ESPN for its attempt.

Video Games April 2, 2018

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Have Just Been Confirmed By James Harden

A video of James Harden posted by ESPN on Twitter possibly revealed Activision's next game. 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' gets its official logo.

Video Games March 9, 2018

ESPN App For Apple TV Can Now Stream 4 Games At Once, A Feature We Didn't Know We Need Until Now

The ESPN App for the Apple TV now allows users to watch up to four livestreaming games at a time. The feature sounds like something we don't need, but it will help once college football season rolls around.

Apple August 17, 2017

Hulu Live TV Service Taps Fox And Disney: Skinny Bundle Shaping Up Nicely

Hulu is making progress with its upcoming live TV service: it just signed Disney and 21st Century Fox. This means that Fox, ESPN, Disney and ABC networks are now in the mix, adding to the treats from the earlier Time Warner deal.

Business Tech November 1, 2016

The First Multi-Level 8-Bit Game Launches On Snapchat To Celebrate Serena Williams

Gatorade has launched its first in-app Snapchat game to celebrate the career of Serena Williams for the start of the U.S. Open.

Apps/Software August 29, 2016

Disney Buying Stake In BAMTech To Get In On Baseball Streaming, New ESPN Digital Service Coming This Year

Disney is acquiring a 33 percent stake in BAMTech, which is licensed to stream National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) games. The deal is worth $1 billion, which Disney will pay in two installments.

Business Tech August 10, 2016

YouTube Online TV Service 'Unplugged' Will Offer ESPN, CBS and ABC For Below $35 Per Month

YouTube has been developing an online TV service, to be named 'Unplugged,' which will cost $35 per month. Progress on the service is being made, with ESPN, ABC and CBS expected to be available upon its launch.

Internet July 10, 2016

Disney Looking To Acquire 33 Percent Of MLB Advanced Media Streaming Unit: The Reason Behind The Deal

Disney is close to a deal to acquire a 33 percent stake in the video streaming division of Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Why would Disney be interested in purchasing a stake in the MLB unit?

Business Tech July 4, 2016

ESPN Employees Trash Skip Bayless On Twitter As He Leaves For Fox Sports

As the Skip Bayless era comes to a merciful end over at ESPN, his now-former Bristol battery mates had some parting shots for the Hot Take artist.

Movies/TV Shows June 20, 2016

‘OJ: Made In America’ Gives Us A Closer Look At OJ Simpson And America

To the makers of 'OJ: Made in America,' OJ Simpson’s case was more than just a murder trial. It was a story about race, one that needed to be told.

Movies/TV Shows June 11, 2016

Skip Bayless' 5 Craziest Arguments On ESPN's First Take

The contrarian's debate about Tim Tebow was especially blasphemous.

Movies/TV Shows April 27, 2016

ESPN's Mass Exodus Of Big Personalities Continues

Skip Bayless becomes the latest staple voice to be leaving the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Who's next?

Movies/TV Shows April 26, 2016

Drone Racing Goes Mainstream With ESPN Deal

Drone racing is coming to TV this fall. The International Drone Racing League and ESPN have come to terms on a three-year deal.

Sports April 14, 2016

ESPN's Jonathan Coachman Describes SportsCenter's 'WrestleMania 32' Coverage

The WWE Universe will be more than pleased by the Worldwide Leader in Sports' rollout for the 'Show of Shows' this Sunday.

Movies/TV Shows March 30, 2016

Interview: Jonathan Coachman Talks ESPN's 'Off The Top Rope' Segment About WWE And Being A 'SportsCenter' Anchor

The SportsCenter anchor and former WWE announcer talks about his job at ESPN and how the network covers professional wrestling.

Movies/TV Shows March 16, 2016

ESPN Ranks Shawn Michaels' Best 'WrestleMania' Moments

Of course, the Worldwide Leader in Sports highlighted Mr. WrestleMania's victory over Bret Hart in 'WrestleMania XXII.'

Movies/TV Shows March 9, 2016

ESPN Discussing Expanding Streaming, But Doesn't Have Plans To Offer Standalone App

The network's president, John Skipper, didn't specifically mention plans to bring the Worldwide Leader in Sports to Apple TV, although he mentioned that Apple's Eddy Cue is a friend of his.

Apps/Software February 18, 2016

Bill Simmons Announces New Website 'The Ringer'

The announcement for the new website comes less than a year since ESPN fired the sports personality and four months after it shuttered the Grantland website that he founded.

Internet Culture February 17, 2016

Survey Finds 56 Percent Of Consumers Would Dump ESPN To Save Money On Their Cable TV Packages

Could this pave the way for the Worldwide Leader in Sports to become a stand-alone, direct-to-customer service sooner rather than later? Quite possibly.

Movies/TV Shows January 14, 2016

Sling TV Unveils New Personalized User Interface And ESPN 3 Integration

Sling TV will soon roll out a new, more personalized user interface with improvements, along with the ability to stream ESPN 3 content direct from the service.

Televisions January 5, 2016

'Star Wars' Poised To Overtake 'Avatar' As Top Box Office Earner But Is The Force Enough To Save Disney Stocks?

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' may be Disney's glorious way of closing 2016 but even its box office earnings isn't enough to pull up Disney's stock price. Find out why The Force is not enough to help Disney out of its stock price predicament.

Business December 30, 2015

ESPNW Turns Impact25 Athlete Honorees Into Super Heroes With Marvel Artist Renderings

Super versions of athletes and influencers like Serena Williams, Misty Copeland, Carli Lloyd, Ronda Rousey and Becky Hammon are featured.

Geek December 8, 2015

Disney Reports ESPN Has Lost Seven Million Subscribers Due To Cable Cord Cutting

Could the announcement pave the way for the Worldwide Leader in Sports to introduce a standalone direct-to-consumer service sooner rather than later?

Movies/TV Shows November 30, 2015

Exodus From Cable: ESPN Subscriber Loss Since 2013 Totals 7 Million

From a total number of 99 million subscribers in 2013, ESPN subscriptions have dropped to 92 million as of Oct. 3. Analysts believe this is caused by an increasing number of viewers switching to newer and cheaper platforms for sports coverage.

Business November 26, 2015

Bill Simmons Trolls ESPN, Naming Podcast 'BSPN'

Another way for the sports personality to stick it to his former employer.

Movies/TV Shows November 19, 2015

ESPN President John Skipper Explains Decision To Shut Down Grantland

The head of the Worldwide Leader in Sports says it had to be done with a full divorce of his feelings about the site's founder, Bill Simmons, who was fired by ESPN in May.

Movies/TV Shows November 9, 2015

ESPN's Full Lineup Is Coming To PlayStation Vue

The lineup includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews and ESPN Classic.

Geek November 5, 2015

Interview With ESPN 'Sport Science' Host John Brenkus

The longtime host and co-creator explains how the team has added scientific facts to over 1,200 sports highlights for nearly a decade.

Feature November 2, 2015

ESPN Shutters Grantland Five Months After Parting Ways With Bill Simmons

The move also came two weeks after four Grantland staffers resigned to join Simmons, presumably at HBO.

Movies/TV Shows October 30, 2015

ESPN Channels Going Dark On YouTube: You Can Thank YouTube Red Paid Subscriptions For That

ESPN's channels on YouTube disappeared, and it's apparently because of the video streaming site's new paid subscription model. It looks like it'll be a while until we see ESPN back on YouTube.

Internet October 24, 2015

ESPN Laying Off 4.3 Percent Of Its Workforce As Cable TV Struggles

ESPN prepares to announce job cuts, which can affect as much as 4.3 percent of its total workforce worldwide. While the cable network’s operating income rose 7 percent to $2.1 billion, its advertising revenue has dropped.

Business October 21, 2015

Ronda Rousey Dresses Up As Pikachu While Training For Upcoming Fight

If you didn't know by now, the UFC phenom is a Pokemon fanatic. This ESPN SportsCenter video of her training as Pikachu is further proof.

Movies/TV Shows October 15, 2015

ESPN's SportsCenter To Air Weekly WWE Segment

The debut segment had former WWE commentator, turned SportsCenter host rolling out the top moments from Monday Night Raw and interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

Movies/TV Shows October 14, 2015

Four Grantland Staffers Resign To Work For Bill Simmons

Sticking it to his former employer ESPN, the sports personality was able to lure four staffers from the website he started to rejoin him, presumably at HBO.

Movies/TV Shows October 12, 2015

ESPN Lists Kobe Bryant 93rd On Top NBA Players Rankings

Kobe Bryant's new low NBA ranking follows ESPN placing him in 40th on its annual list before last season. Will the 37-year-old future Hall-of-Famer prove the Worldwide Leader in Sports wrong?

Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2015

Jason Whitlock Vows Heavy Dirt Slinging On ESPN With 'Explanation 2.0'

The longtime sports personality and columnist promises to break down what went wrong and led to his firing by the Worldwide Leader in Sports via his Explanation 2.0.

Movies/TV Shows October 6, 2015

Bill Simmons Throws Darts At ESPN In Debut Podcast

Outspoken sports personality Bill Simmons criticized ESPN's coverage of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of Deflategate.

Movies/TV Shows October 1, 2015

ESPN Looking To Hire Editor To Oversee E-Sports Coverage

After expressing little interest in e-sports last September, ESPN has changed its tune to the point of wanting to hire a full-time editor to cover 'League of Legends,' 'Dota 2,' 'Hearthstone,' 'Call of Duty,' 'Counterstrike: Global Offensive,' 'StarCraft 2' and others.

Movies/TV Shows September 7, 2015

ESPN E:60 Documents Sick Teenager Throwing First Pitch 1,800 Miles Away With Telerobotic Machine

E:60 documents then-13-year-old Nick LeGrande who threw the ceremonial first pitch from Kansas City to Oakland in June 2013 using a telerobotic pitching machine. LeGrande has a rare blood disorder called severe aplastic anemia.

Movies/TV Shows August 18, 2015

The Best Fantasy Football Hosting Websites

For season-long fantasy football, Tech Times found CBS Sportsline, ESPN, Fleaflicker, NFL.com and Yahoo Sports to be the best available fantasy football hosting websites around.

Movies/TV Shows July 31, 2015

Disney CEO Says ESPN Could Be Sold Directly To Customers

Robert Iger told CNBC's 'Squawk Box' that ESPN could cut the cable chord and be sold as a stand-alone service - but that the prospect isn't likely for the next five years.

Movies/TV Shows July 27, 2015

Bill Simmons Inks New Deal With HBO, Will Have Own Talk Show

Two months after being fired by ESPN, the outspoken sports personality has landed a deal with HBO to host his own talk show, produce content for its digital platforms and even consult the network.

Movies/TV Shows July 22, 2015

Interview: Breaking NFL News Isn't Only ESPN Insider Adam Schefter's Job...It's His Obsession

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter speaks with Tech Times about using social media to break news, his average Sunday-Monday during football season, and shockingly admits to not being a very tech-savvy guy.

Movies/TV Shows July 22, 2015

Radio Host Colin Cowherd Is Leaving ESPN, More Personalities May Leave Company Too

After firing Bill Simmons in May and parting ways with Keith Olbermann last week, ESPN has announced that longtime radio voice Colin Cowherd is leaving the network too. Reports indicate that he'll be joining Fox Sports.

Movies/TV Shows July 16, 2015

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