Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ESPN Continue to Broadcast USA Ultimate "Games"

On Wednesday, USA Ultimate and ESPN announced a multi-year agreement for ESPN to continue broadcasting USAU's premier events, including the College Ultimate Championships and the Triple Crown Tour.
From the USAU press release:
USA Ultimate Chief Executive Officer Tom Crawford: "Their production and programming teams have been a pleasure to work with as we continually work together to improve the product we put out to our ever-expanding audience. They've been fabulous in working with us to enhance the entertainment value of our sport’s special blend of grit and grace. Enhancing our coverage is very exciting, and I can’t wait to see the end product."

USAU started their broadcast relationship with ESPN in 2013.

One problem I have had with this relationship is how ESPN has incorrectly categorized the sport of ultimate. This issue has not been resolved.

screengrab WATCHESPN

Ultimate continues to be considered a game like poker.

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