06.22.2007 10:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
ESPN360.com dominates Web sports
In June alone, ESPN is tackling 102 sporting events. Highlighting the schedule is live French Open and Wimbledon tennis, U.S. Open golf, NCAA Men’s (baseball) and Women’s (softball) College World Series, Arena Football League games, NASCAR Busch Series races and the entire UEFA Under-21 soccer tournament.
ESPN360.com, the main broadband service from ESPN, is available free to fans that receive high-speed Internet service through an ESPN-affiliated provider. In 2006, the service doubled its distribution, and is currently available to more than 15 million homes nationwide through more than 20 affiliates including Verizon, AT&T, Charter and Frontier.
Content on ESPN360.com covers the full spectrum of sports, including hundreds of hours of live and on-demand programming each month.
Among the June lineup is 75 hours of live coverage of the French Open (including matches not televised on ESPN2 and live coverage of ESPN2 same-day programming); 10 hours daily of Wimbledon (starting June 25 and continuing into July); and live simulcasts of up to 13 games of the Women’s College World Series tournament, including the finals.
Other coverage includes live simulcasts of up to 20 Super Regional games and up to 17 games from the College World Series & Super Regionals from Div. I Baseball Championship; four live NASCAR Busch Series races; 15 games and more than 37 hours of live coverage of the UEFA Champions League Under-21 Championship; four MLS games; and live simulcasts of seven Arena Football League games.