08-03-2008 01:27:06 AM
It is 2:33 am and ESPN HD(ch 1602) is airing ESPNEWS HD. I know this is only because of ESPN filling in their programming schedule. This is the first I have seen ESPNEWS HD in person and I'd have to say it looks pretty good! Has anyone else seen ESPNEWS HD being filler broadcast on ESPN HD?
BTW, the programming guide actually says that X Center is supposed to be on air. Maybe ATT can add ESPNEWS HD to the lineup. That would be "Very Nice"!
08-03-2008 02:50:20 PM
If it's a choice between Speed HD and ESPN News HD, give me Speed HD. ESPN News HD would be 3d-get my drift?
08-03-2008 05:49:34 PM
Any idea of when ESPN News HD will become available. It looks sweet. I know ESPN's Sports Center is going to have a new look a week from tomorrow, Monday, August 11th. It will be live from 8am to 11am with one set of anchors including Hannah Storm and the second three hours 11am to 2pm.
Enjoy your U-Verse. I Love it so far.
08-03-2008 05:56:19 PM
ESPN U HD is supposedly launching on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 with the start of the 2008 College Football Season. AT&T is one of the companies listed.
For those of us that love the competition of the Olympic sports, NBC Universal Sports HD is coming as well. We'll have a multitude of sports to choose from.
In addition, in 2010 there will be the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February and in August, the first ever High School aged World Junior Olympic Games from Singapore. Gotta love sports. There certainly is a lot to look forward to. In addition, Kentucky is hosting the 2010 World Equestrian Championhips in Lexington in late September to early October.
08-03-2008 07:00:53 PM
For Immediate Release
just wondering...do you have a link to the site that has AT&T listed as a carrier of espnU HD? thanks
Part 1 of Message
ESPNU will kick off its fourth season of presenting live college football games with the launch of its new high definition network, ESPNU HD, on Thursday, Aug. 28. The first ESPNU event to be televised in high definition will feature a college football matchup between the SEC’s Vanderbilt and the MAC’s Miami (Ohio) in prime time at 7:30 p.m. ET. The network will showcase more than 70 live college football games, with all of its Thursday and Saturday telecasts (LIVE only) available in HD.
In its first year, ESPNU HD is projected to air more than 200 HD events, including exclusive coverage of college football, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, hockey and more. This will be the fourth HD service ESPN has launched amongst its family of networks.
On Monday, Aug. 11, the 24-hour college sports network will begin its college football studio coverage with seven preview shows featuring all six BCS conferences: BIG EAST (Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m.), Big 12 (Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.), SEC (Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.), Pac-10 (Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.), Big Ten (Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.), and the ACC (Aug. 16 at 9 p.m.), plus a one-hour show (Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.) highlighting all the other Division I schools and conferences. ESPNU anchors Lowell Galindo and Mike Gleason will alternate hosting the one-hour shows and will be joined by returning college football analysts Mike Gottfried and Tom Luginbill, as well as newcomers and former college (Nebraska) and NFL teammates (Carolina Panthers) Mike Minter and Mike Rucker.
ESPNU's college football schedule will include appearances from Boston College, Connecticut, Florida State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Virginia and more. In 2007, the network aired 65 exclusive college football games featuring 11 top 25 ranked teams.
The network will average four live games weekly, featuring a selection of teams from top Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences – the ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, MAC, along with games involving Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) programs from the Ivy League, MEAC, Ohio Valley, Southern and SWAC. For additional coverage, fans can visit ESPNU.com, the online college sports hub, for exclusive online video and audio content, as well as up-to-date news and information.
ESPNU will continue its prime-time Thursday matchups. Thursdays will be mainly dedicated to HBCU (Historically Black College/University) games from the MEAC or SWAC, starting with the MEAC’s Florida A&M at Delaware State on Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
“This will be a special college football season at ESPNU as we enter a new frontier in high definition,” said Rosalyn Durant, vice president and general manager, ESPNU. “This year’s high-quality college football schedule will be augmented by the robust content offered on our studio shows and in-depth coverage on ESPNU.com.”
ESPNU’s studio coverage will include three weekly shows dedicated to college football and recruiting throughout the season, supplemented by the weekly highlights show, SportsCenterU. On Mondays beginning Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., ESPNU Inside The Polls will return, pairing second-year anchor Galindo with analysts Luginbill and Gottfried, who will give viewers the first in-depth look and breakdown of teams ranked in the college football polls. ESPNU Coaches Spotlight will air on Tuesdays starting Sept. 9 from 1–5 p.m., showcasing live coverage of college football news conferences from around the country. Rounding out the week will be ESPNU Recruiting Insider, a 30-minute show evaluating the top high school football recruits and their classes based on research and analysis provided by ESPN’s Scouts, Inc. The show will air primarily on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., but will first air Friday, Aug. 29, with Galindo hosting alongside ESPN Scouts, Inc. recruiting analyst Luginbill, regularly followed by a high school football game at 8 p.m.
ESPNU’s commentator roster will complement the network’s diverse schedule of games. Saturday’s coverage will begin at noon with Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) teaming up with analyst and former college football coach Larry Coker, while Doug Bell (play-by-play) will pair with analyst and former UCLA and NFL tight end Charles Arbuckle during the 3:30 p.m. telecast. At 7 p.m., Clay Matvick will serve as play-by play announcer, with analyst and former San Jose State and NFL offensive guard David Diaz-Infante. The final game will pair Dwayne Ballen (play-by-play) and former Alabama State and NFL linebacker Eddie Robinson Jr. (analyst) at 10:30 p.m. (tape-delay), which will generally feature a MEAC or SWAC matchup.
Thursday nights will feature a combination of Charlie Neal (play-by-play) and former Howard University and NFL quarterback Jay Walker (analyst) calling HBCU matchups. ESPNU will continue to integrate students both on air and behind the scenes during the college football season as it looks to expand its student-generated content initiative, ESPNU Campus Connection, which launched in August 2007.
08-03-2008 07:03:48 PM
Part 2 of Message
2008 ESPNU/ESPNU HD College Football Schedule
(More games to be announced on a later date)
Thu., Aug. 28
Vanderbilt at Miami (Ohio)
Sat., Aug. 30
Bowling Green at Pittsburgh
Delaware at Maryland
Boston College at Kent State
*Prairie View at Texas Southern
Thu., Sept. 4
Florida A&M at Delaware State
Sat., Sept. 6
Connecticut at Temple
Richmond at Virginia
Minnesota at Bowling Green
Sun., Sept. 7
Morehouse at Fort Valley State (Division II)
Thu., Sept. 11
Tennessee Tech at Southeast Missouri State
Sat., Sept. 13
Navy at Duke
Chattanooga at Florida State
Virginia at Connecticut
*North Carolina A&T at Norfolk State
Thu., Sept. 18
Arkansas Pine Bluff at Alcorn State
Sat., Sept. 20
* Tuskegee at Stillman (Division II)
Thu., Sept. 25
Mississippi Valley State at Alabama State
Thu., Oct. 2
Nicholls State at Northern Iowa
Thu., Oct. 9
Winston-Salem at Florida A&M
Sat., Oct. 11
*Morehouse at Tuskegee (Division II)
Sat., Oct. 18
*Florida A&M at Southern
Thu., Oct. 23
Jacksonville State at Tennessee-Martin
Sat., Oct. 25
*Alabama A&M at Alabama State
Tue., Oct. 28
Buffalo at Ohio
Sat., Nov. 1
*South Carolina State at Delaware State
Thu., Nov. 6
Howard at South Carolina State
Fri., Nov. 7
Pennsylvania at Princeton
Sat., Nov. 8
*Bethune-Cookman at Hampton
Thu., Nov. 13
Buffalo at Akron
Sat., Nov. 15
Delaware State at Norfolk State
Thu., Nov. 20
Grambling at Texas Southern
Sat., Nov. 22
*Alcorn State at Jackson State
Schedule subject to change
* Same-day delay
ESPNU launched on March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network features more than 550 live events annually, including college football, college basketball and Olympic sports from more than 25 Division I conferences, as well as premier high school content. The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA for enhanced coverage of 22 NCAA Championships. In addition, ESPNU offers comprehensive studio programming and replays the best games of the week from ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television.
ESPNU currently reaches approximately 21 million homes through long-term carriage agreements with Time Warner, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV (Channel 609), EchoStar’s DISH Network (Channel 148), Verizon, AT&T, Insight Communications, Mediacom, and various other affiliates.
ESPNU is also available in high definition on ESPNU HD and online at ESPNU.com. In August 2007, it launched ESPNU Campus Connection, a multi-platform student-generated content initiative.
08-03-2008 07:19:52 PM