|The MEAC, along with the SWAC and CIAA, will be apart of a new WatchESPN network.|
Fans of HBCU sports with Apple TV and Roku will soon have a new way to watch their favorite schools compete. The MEAC, SWAC and CIAA will share a channel on a new ESPN sponsored channel.
The sports media giant is shaking things up by adding 15 new collegiate channels to WatchESPN according to Verity.
“Later this year, the collegiate channels on WatchESPN will include live college football, Olympic events like swimming and track and filed and non-event programming, such as news, highlights, analysis and features. The channels also will add on-demand video clips from ESPN.com, and are slated to be accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and other connected-TV devices at a later date.
“This is about aggregating our college sports in a way that is more discoverable,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN VP of college sports programming. “We have a broad rights set in college sports, so it made sense with the conferences we have relationships with to do this.”
Eventually, ESPN envisions even adding crowd-source content from trusted third parties to the college channels, as well as content produced by the schools and conferences themselves.”
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The revolution will be televised, apparently.
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