Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All Little League® World Series Games to be Covered Live on ESPN Networks and ESPN+ for First Time

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – This summer, history will be made as every game in each of the seven divisions of the Little League® World Series will be covered live on ESPN networks and streaming services for the first time ever. A total of 343 Little League Baseball and Softball World Series and Regional tournament games will be aired live over the course of the summer (up from 231 games televised in 2018), with 261 airing exclusively on ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.

For the first time in the program’s history, every game in all seven divisions of the Little League World Series will be covered live on ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN2, or ABC; A total of 343 games scheduled to air live, with 261 exclusively on ESPN+

Photo Courtesy of  www.LLBWS.news
“We are once again thrilled to work with the team at ESPN to provide expanded coverage of our World Series and Regional events on both the baseball and softball sides of our program this year and are proud of the historic progress we made this year to broadcast all of our World Series games,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “Thanks to the dedicated support from our friends at ESPN, we will be able to continue to provide a first-hand look at the tremendous experience and memorable moments in every division of our International Tournament to the millions of Little League fans all around the world this year.”

For the first time in 2019, all the entirety of the Junior League Baseball World Series, Junior League Softball World Series, Senior League Baseball World Series, Senior League Softball World Series, and the Little League Baseball Intermediate (50/70) Division World Series will be aired live across ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN2, or ABC. In addition, for the second consecutive year, every game of the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® United States Regionals will be aired live on the ESPN Family of Networks.

The 2019 slate of scheduled coverage includes:
All 77 Little League Softball® United States Regional Games
All 90 Little League Baseball® United States Regional Games
All 32 Little League Baseball World Series Games
All 27 Little League Softball World Series Games
All 21 Little League Baseball Intermediate (50/70) Division World Series Games
All 27 Junior League Softball World Series Games
All 21 Junior League Baseball World Series Games
All 27 Senior League Softball World Series Games
All 21 Senior League Baseball World Series Games

Coverage of the 2019 Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments begins on Saturday, July 20 with eight Little League Softball Regional tournaments being covered live throughout the day on ESPN+, starting at 10 a.m. with an Eastern Regional Tournament matchup in Bristol, Conn. Over the course of 37 days, nearly 350 baseball and softball games will be available on the ESPN Family of Networks for Little League fans from all over to enjoy. Of those, there will be a total of 115 baseball and 146 softball games available exclusively on ESPN+. Schedule is subject to change.

ESPN+ is the leading sports streaming service that offers fans thousands of live events and acclaimed on-demand original programming. All Little League Baseball and Softball content on ESPN+ is exclusive to the platform, and available to anyone in the U.S., regardless of location or cable subscription service. Fans can sign up for ESPN+ through the ESPN App or at www.espnplus.comfor just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and can cancel at any time.

ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App across all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV), Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, XBox One, and more.

In addition to the growth of coverage on the ESPN Family of Networks, detailed information on all seven Little League World Series tournaments can now be found housed under a single location at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries for the first time ever. From game schedules and team information to photo galleries and visitor resources, LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries will provide fans all the most up-to-date information for each of the seven Little League World Series tournaments in an easy-to-access location for fans from all over the world.

About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).


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