ESPN To Add Giant International Scoreboard To Their Empire

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I'm not sure when you stop and take a look and say "Hey, we might be doing a bit TOO much here guys and gals", but I'm guessing this could be one of those times. In 2008ESPN plans to add a scorboard which shows you well in thier words "ever live score on earth." Via The Hollywood Reporter...

ESPN will launch itself into an even wider worldwide pool early next year with the start of ScoreCenter.com, which eventually will provide live scores for 23 sports in 180 countries.

The Bristol, Conn.-based Disney unit already has ramped up its international business of late, not only with linear channels but also key acquisitions like NASN, online sites for rugby and cricket and mobile businesses that have gone from five countries last year to 37.

ESPN chief George Bodenheimer told investors and analysts at the annual UBS media conferencethat the goal is to provide live scoring from every significant sport on Earth. That will include football, cricket, baseball and more, with soccer scores live from 460 leagues. ScoreCenter.com will encompass six languages and have country-specific content and advertising.
Well then. You know where to go know if you were looking for that Cricket score from Zambia. In all honesty this is the next logical step for their empire, but I think you might want to shore up some of the stuff on the mainland before taking your act over seas. We shall see.

ESPN shoots to score big in '08 with site (The Hollywood Reporter)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:53 PM

10 Comments:

So do they care about Global Warming or is that all more corporate feelgood biodiesel bullshit.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 4, 2007, 2:37:00 PM  

1. National Football League
2. Major League Baseball
3. National Basketball Association
4. NCAA Div I-A Football
...
474. Liechtenstein Football Association, 2nd Division
475. Japanese college gridiron
476. Major League Soccer
477. National Hockey League

Dec 4, 2007, 2:38:00 PM  

hahaha I actually like this, but can they please work on getting NHL back on Espn. I need to hear Gary Thorne do hockey nationally again!!!!!

mike said...
Dec 4, 2007, 2:41:00 PM  

Since when does ESPN care about scores?

twoeightnine said...
Dec 4, 2007, 2:45:00 PM  

Yep, now the rugby scores in Zimbabwe will get billing over the NHL.

Anonymous said...
Dec 4, 2007, 2:59:00 PM  

Anon- Everything gets billing over the NHL on ESPN...

Bruce said...
Dec 4, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

And, still, SportsCenter will still ONLY be about:

ARod and the Yankees
T.O., Romo, and the Cowboys
Kobe and the Lakers
USC, Notre Dame, Michigan and Duke

and whoever is playing on ESPN that night.

Anonymous said...
Dec 4, 2007, 3:22:00 PM  

if its as shitty as soccernets 'scores' of any games not in spain, england, and italy; ill pass.

speaking of shitty websites, what the fuck is wrong with the big lead lately?

Mike Georger said...
Dec 4, 2007, 3:29:00 PM  

I can see many positives to this. This should make it easier for people to follow their favorite college basketball players as they try to make it in European leagues.

Go Benetton Treviso and Pops Mensah-Bonsu!

Dec 4, 2007, 3:55:00 PM  

Now peoples of many cultures in many different lands will be able to say...

"What the fuck is the deal with that dude's eye? How the hell did that happen? It's fucked up lookin'."

hollywood wags said...
Dec 4, 2007, 6:59:00 PM  

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