TO AIR ON ABC, ESPN, FOX SPORTS AND FS1
Conn., May 6, 2019 The XFL today announced multi-year agreements with
ESPN and FOX Sports to televise XFL games starting with its inaugural 2020 season.
XFL games will air weekly on broadcast TV (ABC and FOX) complemented by games
on cable (ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2). The XFL TV schedule allows for consistent
appointment viewing each week with back-to-back games starting Saturday afternoons
at 2 pm ET as well as two additional games on Sunday afternoons.
look forward to showcasing the XFL on ESPN and ABC, including the kickoff game
and championship during the leagues inaugural season, said Burke Magnus,
ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling. Vince McMahon
and Oliver Luck are two of the sports industrys most creative and experienced
leaders, and they have exciting plans for this league. We believe in their vision
for the XFL, which will be a great addition to our year-round commitment to football.
welcome the XFL to the FOX Sports Family and are pleased to expand our relationship
with Vince McMahon, said Eric Shanks, FOX Sports CEO & Executive Producer.
Football is in FOX Sports DNA and a key component of our programming
strategy. Alongside Oliver Luck and his incredible team, were excited for
the debut of the XFL on FOX Sports.
are thrilled to partner with ESPN and FOX Sports, two innovative media companies
with extensive experience in world-class football production that will undoubtedly
help us reimagine football, said Vince McMahon, XFL Founder & Chairman.
The XFL broadcast schedule provides us with incredible reach and makes it
easy for fans to watch our games consistently every weekend.
agreements were negotiated by CAA Sports and Evolution Media Capital (EMC) on
behalf of the XFL.
XFL will kick off on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with teams in Dallas, Houston,
Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. Additional
XFL-themed programming and on-air talent will be announced in the future.
ESPN ESPN, the worlds leading sports entertainment enterprise, features
more than 50 assets eight U.S. television networks, direct-to-consumer
ESPN+, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN International, ESPN The Magazine and more. ESPN
is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)
and 20 percent by Hearst.
FOX Sports FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporations
wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable
of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has
ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming,
broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several
licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the
FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports digital
properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming
video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android
devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly
own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment
content. Also included in FOX Sports portfolio are FOXs interests
in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing
agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.
the XFL The XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off
the weekend of February 8-9, 2020, committed to delivering a brisk, fast-paced
game, with a fan-centric, innovative, and affordable gameday experience. The inaugural
season will launch with teams in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis,
Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. Each team will compete with a 45-man active
roster over a 10-week regular season with a postseason consisting of two semifinal
playoff games and a championship game. Vince McMahon, XFL Founder and Chairman,
is personally funding the new league, and building the XFL with the same commitment
and resolve that he has demonstrated building WWE into a global media and sports
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