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30 for 30 Short “Brave in the Attempt,” Executive Produced by Maria Shriver, to Kick Off ESPN’s Special Olympics Coverage on July 25
The film focuses on her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her creation of the Special Olympics ESPN Films’ new 30 for 30 Short, “Brave in the Attempt,” will premiere on July 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET, kicking off the coverage of The 2015 Special Olympics World Games on ESPN. The film is executive produced by Peabody- and Emmy ... Read More
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ESPN Announces Commentator Teams for The Basketball Tournament
ESPN networks to carry games from Chicago (July 23 and 25) and New York (Aug. 1 and 2) ESPN commentator teams have been announced for The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the single-elimination, five-on-five, winner-take-all, open-application tournament with a $1 million prize that began July 10 and continues this weekend. TBT games will be televised July 23 and ... Read More
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ESPN’s Ron Jaworski Rates NFL Quarterbacks No. 32 to No. 1 in Jaws’ QB Countdown
Jaws’ QB Countdown is ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski’s series of film studies on every NFL team’s probable starting quarterback. Starting with No. 32, Jaworski details what each quarterback does well and where there are opportunities for improvement. The series debuted on NFL Insiders and NFL Live on Monday, July 13, and continues through Friday, ... Read More
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Gillette Home Run Derby Presented by Head & Shoulders on ESPN Up 26 Percent with Strong 4.9 Overnight Rating
ESPN’s exclusive telecast of the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, delivered a strong 4.9 overnight rating, which is up 26 percent from a 3.9 for the 2014 event, according to Nielsen.
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ESPN’s Debut Telecast of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Peaks at Nearly 1.2 Million Viewers
The debut of ESPN’s new Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN presented by Corona Extra (PBC on ESPN) series—featuring Keith “One-Time” Thurman vs. Luis Collazo and Willie Nelson vs. Tony Harrison—on Saturday, July 11, peaked with nearly 1.2 million viewers according to Nielsen. The main event (10:15-11 p.m. ET) delivered an average of nearly one million ... Read More
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NHRA and ESPN Announce Television Changes
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and ESPN have mutually agreed to end their television coverage agreement following the 2015 season.