It’s been a big year for WatchESPN in 2012, and in addition to the multiple platforms it is currently accessible on, the app is now available on Kindle Fire Android devices (Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Wireless, Fire HD 8.9”, Fire HD and Fire).
The WatchESPN app is free to download and delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider anywhere on the go. It is currently one of the top sports apps in the Amazon Best Sellers list and available for download here. continue reading…
In January 2012, ESPN was in New Orleans for the telecast of the Allstate BCS National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers. (Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)
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ESPN’s Burke Magnus
ESPN Senior Vice President, College Sports Programming Burke Magnus played an integral role in ESPN’s latest agreement — a 12-year deal for the new college football playoff games. The deal, along with the new four-team playoff format, goes into effect after the 2014 regular season.
ESPN will present the national championship and semifinals each year plus the various related bowls on an annual basis across many ESPN entities. Magnus was also part of the ESPN negotiating team that had previously secured 12-year agreements for the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls and the timing for each (beginning after 2014 regular season) coincides with today’s agreement.
As a result, ESPN has secured rights to all games involved in the new playoff system. In today’s Front & Center podcast, Magnus spoke about how everything came together, the significance of the agreement for fans and what it will mean in the future.
ESPN on Xbox LIVE is getting a makeover in time for the start of college football season.
Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers can download the new update available now, which includes brand new personalization features, tools and more.
As always, fans will have access to thousands of live events from ESPN3.com and highlights from ESPN.com.
Here’s more about ESPN on Xbox LIVE from SportsNation cohosts Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle:
Raphael Poplock (Vice President, Games and Partnerships) and Damon Phillips (Vice President of ESPN3.com) talks to Front Row about the new update:
FR: What’s unique about watching college football via ESPN on Xbox LIVE?
RP: ESPN on Xbox LIVE is a truly unique viewing experience that is getting a major upgrade in personalization and interactivity that will appeal to the hardcore college football fans out there. You can customize the sports and teams you care most about, tag games for reminders and live alerts, stay up-to-date on the latest news with ESPN BottomLine and even watch two games at once.
FR: Can you take us through the features on a typical Saturday afternoon of college football games? continue reading…