- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 29, 2009
- 14 Comments
- 2010 World Cup, ESPN, World Cup 2010
Kudos to EPL Talk for posting this just a bit ago. I found it to be something worth mentioning here.
The “World-Wide Leader” ESPN has announced more details regarding its coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next June.
Highlights of the announcement:
- ESPN will present all of its 2010 World Cup coverage from on-site in South Africa, totaling more than 65 hours of original content.
- The studio hosts will be Bob Ley, Chris Fowler and Mike Tirico,
- SportsCenter will feature World Cup segments,
- There’ll be a nightly World Cup Live show (30 minutes) shown on ESPN or ESPN2
- ESPN will have pre-match, halftime and post-match shows, shown on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
Some will be excited to see Bob Ley back on the soccer coverage for the World Cup. He is one of those ESPN guys with a good knowledge of the game. I’m really curious to see how Fowler and Tirico will be though on the studio show. I enjoy both as broadcasters and have met each of them in person, I just don’t know how well they will connect with the average soccer fan out there watching.
Still ESPN is doing their part here and with the recent run by the US in the Confederation’s Cup, you can almost expect even more coverage on their part if the US is still doing well going into next year’s Cup.