ESPN3 to Launch espnW Channel on Title IX Anniversary

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June 18th, 2012

via press release:

 

ESPN3 to Launch espnW Channel on Title IX Anniversary

170 hours of live women’s sports events available June 23-July 31 through the ESPN3 player on espnW.com

 

ESPN3 will launch an espnW channel dedicated exclusively to live women’s sports events on Saturday, June 23, the 40th anniversary of Title IX.  At launch, the multi-screen sports network is slated to carry 170 hours of live women’s events through July 31 via an ESPN3 player on espnW.com, which will continue to be made available to fans on the site moving forward.  More than half of the events available through the espnW channel are exclusive to ESPN3.

 

“espnW’s digital offerings continue to expand and an espnW-branded channel for live events is a logical extension, enabling us to further elevate women’s sports while serving passionate fans,” said Laura Gentile, vice president, espnW.

 

“ESPN3 has consistently delivered live women’s sports events since it first launched,” said Damon Phillips, vice president, ESPN3.  “We’re making it easier for fans of women’s sports to find the events they care most about, and creating an espnW channel to aggregate those events delivers on our mission to serve this audience on the best available screen.”

 

The programming lineup of live events now available on espnW.com will include:

?         Basketball – WNBA, USA Basketball and exclusive coverage of AAU High School Basketball;

?         Volleyball – exclusive coverage of the AAU Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships;

?         Softball – USA Softball, World Cup of Softball and exclusive coverage of the National Pro Fastpitch;

?         Tennis – Wimbledon with exclusive outer court coverage and U.S. Open Series tournaments Bank of the West Classic and Mercury Insurance Open;

?         Golf – U.S. Women’s Open; and

?         X Games Los Angeles – including four events featuring female athletes available exclusively on ESPN3.

 

The full schedule:

 

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Sat, Jun 23 10:00 a.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
12:30 p.m. WNBA: Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx ESPN / ESPN3
1:00 p.m. National Pro Fastpitch: USSSA Pride vs. Carolina Diamonds ESPN3
1:30 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
3:00 p.m. Honda Sports Awards ESPNU / ESPN3
3:30 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
4:00 p.m. National Pro Fastpitch: USSSA Pride vs. Carolina Diamonds ESPN3
5:45 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
7:00 p.m. USA Softball: Canada vs. USA ESPN / ESPN3
8:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
9:00 p.m. WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury ESPN / ESPN3
Tue, Jun 26 11:00 a.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
2:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
4:30 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
7:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
7:00 p.m. WNBA: Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics ESPN2 / ESPN3
Wed, Jun 27 12:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
3:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
5:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
7:00 p.m. AAU: Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships ESPN3
Thu, Jun 28 7:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball ESPN2 / ESPN3
9:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN2 / ESPN3
Fri, Jun 29 4:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles: Women’s Skate Street ESPN3
6:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles: BMX Street ESPN3
7:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball ESPN / ESPN3
9:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
Sat, Jun 30 1:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball ESPN2 / ESPN3
3:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
4:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
5:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
6:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
7:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball ESPN / ESPN3
8:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles: BMX Vert Final ESPN3
8:30 p.m. X Games Los Angeles: Women’s Motocross Racing (First 3 Heats) ESPN3
9:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
Sun, Jul 1 1:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball ESPN2 / ESPN3
3:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN2 / ESPN3
5:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN / ESPN3
9:00 p.m. X Games Los Angeles ESPN2 / ESPN3
Mon, Jul 2 9:00 p.m. World Cup of Softball: Championship ESPN2 / ESPN3
Tue, Jul 3 7:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Quarterfinals ESPN2 / ESPN3
8:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Quarterfinals ESPN / ESPN3
8:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN3
8:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Quarterfinals, Court 1 ESPN3
Wed, Jul 4 2:25 p.m. 2012 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Women’s Championship ESPN3
Thu, Jul 5 7:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Semifinals ESPN / ESPN3
8:00 a.m. Wimbledon 2012 presented by IBM: Ladies Semifinals, Centre Court ESPN3
4:00 p.m. U.S. Open: Women’s Golf Championship, First Round ESPN2 / ESPN3
Fri, Jul 6 4:00 p.m. U.S. Open: Women’s Golf Championship, Second Round ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sat, Jul 7 10:00 p.m. WNBA: Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sun, Jul 8 8:00 a.m. AAU: 8th Grade Division I High School Basketball Semifinal ESPN3
10:00 a.m. AAU: 8th Grade Division I High School Basketball Semifinal ESPN3
12:00 p.m. AAU: 8th Grade Division II High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
2:30 p.m. AAU: 8th Grade Division I High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
Tue, Jul 10 10:00 a.m. AAU: 11th Grade Showcase Silver High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
12:30 p.m. AAU: 8th Grade Showcase Gold High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
3:30 p.m. AAU: 9th Grade Division I High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
6:00 p.m. AAU: 10th Grade Showcase Gold High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
Wed, Jul 11 9:00 a.m. AAU: 11th Grade Showcase Gold High School Basketball Semifinal ESPN3
11:00 a.m. AAU: 11th Grade Showcase Gold High School Basketball Semifinal ESPN3
2:00 p.m. AAU: 11th Grade Showcase Gold High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
Thu, Jul 12 7:00 p.m. WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks vs. Indiana Fever ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sat, Jul 14 4:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Bank of the West Classic, Semifinal #1 ESPN2 / ESPN3
10:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Bank of the West Classic, Semifinal #2 ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sun, Jul 15 4:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Bank of the West Classic, Final ESPN2 / ESPN3
6:00 p.m. AAU: 11th Grade Division I High School Basketball Championship ESPN3
Mon, Jul 16 5:30 p.m. USA Basketball: Brazil vs. USA ESPN2 / ESPN3
Wed, Jul 18 2:00 p.m. USA Basketball: USA vs. Great Britain ESPN3
Fri, Jul 20 11:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Mercury Insurance Open, Quarterfinal #4 ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sat, Jul 21 11:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Mercury Insurance Open, Semifinal #2 ESPN2 / ESPN3
Sun, Jul 22 5:00 p.m. 2012 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series: Mercury Insurance Open, Final ESPN2 / ESPN3

 

ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network that delivers thousands of global sports events annually online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold level members.  It is currently available in 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is alsoavailable at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

 
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