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  • ESPN intros first Blu-ray title,  3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

    ESPN intros first Blu-ray title, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

    ESPN has been a leader in the high-def field from the start and is now bringing the networks telefim, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, out on Blu-ray. This title marks ESPN’s first Blu-ray publication when it launches on November 11 with a MSRP of $34.95. The Disney-owned station is obviously the leader in high-def sports so hopefully it’s only a matter of time ’till we can see… Read More

  • ESPN Helps The Active Network Raise $80 Million More

    ESPN Helps The Active Network Raise $80 Million More

    The Active Network, a network of sites focused on getting people involved in sports and other activities, has raised an additional $80 million in a Series F round led by ESPN and joined by Canaan Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Performance Equity Partners. Read More

  • Heads up; ESPN U HD launches this week

    Heads up; ESPN U HD launches this week

    Announced last year, ESPN U’s inaugural high-def broadcast is this Thursday with a Vanderbilt and Miami of Ohio football game. Now of course your availability depends on your carrier but hopefully fans will have the channel by the 7:30 start. This station marks ESPN’s fourth high-def channel launching after ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNews. HD owners have came to expect high-def sporting… Read More

  • Bloops: ESPN remote is teh suk

    Bloops: ESPN remote is teh suk

    PC Magazine reviewed the new ESPN Ultimate Remote and found it sorely lacking. The programming mode is the most problematic – it basically uses codes the way older universal remotes did – and even the magical powers of Wi-Fi don’t really add much to the package. The browser is WAP-only and seems redundant when you could just go grab a laptop and get the same information. They… Read More

  • The Matrix? ESPN Axis camera technology brings Euro 2008 to life~!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3440591 Who here’s been watching Euro 2008? All you English lads, I’m sure, and right from your living room. Anyway, I only mention the Euros because of this neat camera technology ESPN has this year, Axis. It’s a 360-degree camera the network uses to show instant replays. It makes plain ol’ telestrators look genuinely… Read More

  • ESPN's $299 'Ultimate Remote' does Wi-Fi, live stats

    ESPN's $299 'Ultimate Remote' does Wi-Fi, live stats

    At first glance, I thought “Oh, hey, a gimmicky remote with an ESPN logo” but after I started reading about it, it dawned on me that this thing is perfect for sports addicts. It’s basically a universal remote that controls all your A/V stuff, sure, but it also has built-in Wi-Fi and can update real-time scores and stats on the 2.2-inch QVGA screen. The ESPN Ultimate Remote is the… Read More

  • Microsoft adds ESPN programing to Xbox Live

    Microsoft adds ESPN programing to Xbox Live

    How about some on demand college basketball on your Xbox? Microsoft and ESPN announced yesterday that Xbox Live users will be able to download ESPN programing, including college basketball, college football and shows like “Madden Nation.” Does that include “SportsCenter” or “Jim Rome is Burning,” I wonder. Shows will be available within 48 hours of their… Read More

  • EXPN Sports Channel Coming to Mobile From ESPN, MediaFlo and Verizon

    EXPN Sports Channel Coming to Mobile From ESPN, MediaFlo and Verizon

    If you’re into action sports, you’ll be able to watch every flipkick, ollie and even every incredible crash from the X Games on your mobile handset. ESPN, MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM, and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to launch EXPN for V CAST Mobile TV, a channel to deliver the action from the from X Games 13. Coverage runs from 11:30am PT on August 2 until… Read More

  • Elgato's HDHomeRun: HDTV On Your Mac

    Elgato's HDHomeRun: HDTV On Your Mac

    It’s one thing to watch over-the-air HDTV on giant, 70-inch plasma display, but it’s quite another to watch such programming on your MacBook or iMac (or whatever other Mac you have nearby). Elgato’s Mac-only HDHomeRun combines a digital TV tuner and EyeTV software in one smart, if not awfully named, package. You’ll need to supply your own ATSC antenna or unscrambled cable… Read More

  • ESPN Acquires CricInfo

    ESPN Acquires CricInfo

    Leading cricket portal Cricinfo has been acquired by ESPN. The site is considered by many to be the online bible for cricket. Although not popular in North America, Cricket has an audience in the billions with fanatical support across the former British Empire. The purchase by ESPN is said to be part of the push by the cable sports network to broaden its appeal outside of the United States. Read More