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USA Ultimate Announces Multiyear Deal With ESPN

USA Ultimate announced a multiyear agreement with ESPN to broadcast the sport's top events -- the College Championships, and the US Open and Club Championships -- live on ESPN3 and on tape delay on ESPNU.

Just moments ago, USA Ultimate announced a multiyear agreement with ESPN to broadcast the sport’s top events: the College Championships, and the US Open and Club Championships.

According to the press release, “ESPN will produce and distribute live coverage on ESPN3 and tape-delayed programs of the College Championships on ESPNU.”

That means that anyone with an affiliated internet provider will be able to watch live ultimate from these events on their computers, smartphones, or tablets on or the WatchESPN app.

“This is an exciting development for USA Ultimate,” said USA Ultimate CEO Tom Crawford in a statement. “The networks of ESPN represent the premier sports platform in the world, and aligning ourselves with the most powerful brand in sports puts ultimate in an extraordinary place. We are thrilled to collaborate with ESPN for the foreseeable future.”

“Carrying the College Championships and inaugural Triple Crown Tour live on ESPN3 is a true testament to our goal of serving fans,” said Todd Myers, ESPN director of programming and acquisitions, in a statement. “Delivering these events across platforms to more than 83 million households nationwide is great exposure for a sport that showcases the highest level of competition in ultimate sports.”

We will have much more on this story later today.

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