ESPN's Super Bowl XLIX Coverage
130 Hours of TV and Radio from Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona
ESPN's blanket coverage of Super Bowl week kicks off Monday, Jan. 26, at 6 a.m. ET/4 a.m. MT from Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona, the network's studio home leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. 130 hours of TV and radio shows will originate from this space - 7014-590 E. Camelback Road, concluding on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, with a four-hour special edition of Postseason NFL Countdown (10 a.m.), and NFL Primetime (10:30 p.m.) and SportsCenter (11:30 p.m.) after the game.
Preceding Super Bowl week, ESPN will televise the 2015 Pro Bowl Presented by McDonald's on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. ET.
Postseason NFL Countdown on Super Bowl Sunday (10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Chris Berman will preview the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks matchup with NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Suzy Kolber and NFL analysts Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis and Steve Young will contribute analysis from University of Phoenix Stadium, and bureau reporters Ed Werder (Seahawks), Sal Paolantonio (Patriots) and Josina Anderson will have the latest team news.
ESPN's Super Bowl production setup will be part of Fan Fest Scottsdale and includes three outdoor stages and a 24-by-48 demo field. Fans are invited to view all programming throughout the week, free of charge.
· ESPN NFL Analysts and Insiders: ESPN's commentator team in Scottsdale includes a group of former NFL players, coaches and team executives with a combined 31 Super Bowl appearances and 17 championship rings. Among them are Hall of Famers Cris Carter, Mike Ditka and Steve Young; Super Bowl champions Tedy Bruschi - who played for both Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll during his 13-year career with the Patriots, Trent Dilfer, Keyshawn Johnson, Ray Lewis, Mark Schlereth and active NFL player Ryan Clark; former Pro Bowl players Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski and Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist and six-time NFL Executive of the Year Bill Polian.
· SportsCenter: Jay Crawford and Hannah Storm host weekday morning editions from Scottsdale, while John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak cover weekday evenings. Neil Everett and Stan Verrett present late-night shows on Thursday and Friday, while Bram Weinstein, Sara Walsh, Storm, John Buccigross and Steve Levy will serve as weekend hosts. All shows originate from ESPN's Super Bowl set at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Additionally, Levy will host segments from Tuesday's Media Day at US Airways Center with NFL analysts Lewis and Bruschi.
· ESPN's weekday studio shows NFL Insiders (3 p.m. ET) and NFL Live (4 p.m.) will originate from Scottsdale Fashion Square (Note: Tuesday's NFL Insiders begins 3:30 p.m.). PTI with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon (5:30 p.m., ESPN) First Take with Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion (10 a.m., ESPN2 from The McCormick Hotel), and ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SVP & Russillo and Sedano & Stink will also originate from Scottsdale throughout the week. ESPN's Super Bowl XLIX Programming Schedule.
Four of ESPN Audio's top shows will broadcast 65 hours of live, onsite coverage from Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona beginning Monday, Jan. 26, through Friday, Jan. 30.
· Mike & Mike: (M-F, 6-10 a.m. ET, simulcast on ESPN2): Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio's popular national morning show, will kick off ESPN's Super Bowl week. The show will welcome special guest co-hosts Brian Urlacher (Tuesday), Charles Woodson (Thursday) and J.J. Watt (Friday).
· The Herd with Colin Cowherd: Cowherd will also be live with his daily radio show from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Herd is simulcast daily on ESPNU.
· SVP & Russillo: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo will host the daily SVP & Russillo from 1-4 p.m. (simulcast on ESPNEWS until 2:30 p.m.) all week.
· Sedano & Stink: Hosts Jorge Sedano and ESPN NFL analyst and three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth will broadcast live from 7-10 p.m.
In addition, ESPN NY 98.7 will air 30 hours live from Scottsdale Fashion Square, Monday through Friday, with Lupica (1-3 p.m.) and The Michael Kay Show (3-7 p.m.).
ESPN.com's coverage of Super Bowl XLIX will be featured on Page 1, the main NFL page, NFL Nation, ESPN Insider and on Super Bowl Central. The site will provide analysis, commentary, breaking news and more throughout the week leading up to the game and in-depth game coverage. ESPN.com's roster of journalists includes NFL senior writer John Clayton, senior writers Elizabeth Merrill, Jeffri Chadiha and Greg Garber, NFL Nation reporters Jeff Legwold, Mike Reiss, Terry Blount, Kevin Seifert, Josh Weinfuss and more. They will provide insight, commentary, breaking news and analysis of all facets of the Super Bowl XLIX matchup. Coverage highlights include:
· Quarterback Survey: Takeaways from a survey of current and former quarterbacks and an interactive map showing where current NFL QBs come from.
· The Missing Pieces: An interactive look at what stands between your team and contending for a Super Bowl.
· Mike Sando on how the Super Bowl teams were built.
· Elizabeth Merrill feature on Dean Blandino, the NFL's Vice President of Officiating.
· Major Super Bowl prediction presentation that includes ESPN personalities, writers, celebrities and more.
· In-depth previews of the game from NFL Nation reporters.
· Instant postgame analysis, including Rapid Reactions, grades for each team and best-worsts for the game.
ESPN Digital Video coverage will include a NFL Nation TV Live Spreecast and three other Spreecasts during the week that will feature NFL Nation reporters and NFL Insiders. The Spreecasts allow fans the opportunity to have their questions answered by those covering the game. ESPN Digital Video will also produce major segments from Arizona and will deliver NFL Inside Edge, a stats-based feature by NFL Insider Mike Sando.
espnW will have behind-the-scenes coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including stories from espnW writers D'Arcy Maine, Jane McManus and Sarah Spain. McManus will focus on assessing the NFL's domestic violence responses since the Ray Rice incident. What has worked? What hasn't? Contributor Sarah Spain will dig into the second-toughest game in Phoenix that weekend - Getting Mom, Dad and everybody else to the game with tickets in hand! - and also provide coverage from the red carpet at ESPN The Party. D'Arcy Maine will provide social wrap-ups, as well as the Voice of the Fan, a photo-driven piece showcasing the female fans that traveled from all over to see their favorite teams play in the big game.
ESPN Insider coverage includes a ranking of every player on the two Super Bowl rosters from Mike Sando and Matt Williamson as well as on-location analysis from Sando; expertise from front-office Insiders Bill Polian and Louis Riddick; and advanced metrics from Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus leading up to and coming out of the game.
ESPN's Social Media Team will provide behind-the-scenes coverage of Super Bowl week via its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and Vine videos.
· Twitter vote: on Friday, Jan. 30, fans are asked to respond to the Verizon-sponsored question, #WhosGonnaWin. The fans' choice will be revealed on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and posted on ESPN.com.
· The 2014 NFL Season in Pictures: ESPN's social media team takes fans on a trip down memory lane, encapsulating the 2014 NFL season in 160 seconds. The video will air on NFL Live and other ESPN TV programs throughout Super Bowl week. It will also be posted on ESPN.com. 2013 version.
· Super Bowl Sunday's Postseason NFL Countdown: ESPN's social media team will tweet throughout the four-hour pregame show (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), leading up to the game. Follow @ESPNNFL.
ESPN The Magazine
ESPN The Magazine's Music issue, on newsstands Friday, features Houston Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt on the cover with pop star Katy Perry, who will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Also, columnist Mina Kimes writes about why the mayor of Glendale is questioning whether hosting the Super Bowl is such a great prize in Thanks for nothing. In addition, The Mag's Seth Wickersham provides readers with a Super Bowl Preview, focusing on why red zone efficiency is so crucial for teams - on offense and defense.
ESPN The Party
ESPN is hosting its 11th annual Super Bowl event, ESPN The Party, on Friday, Jan. 30, in Scottsdale. In conjunction with the release of ESPN The Magazine's MUSIC issue, the event will celebrate the love affair between sports and music. ESPN The Party will feature live special performances by platinum-selling hip-hop artist, J.Cole and 2015 Grammy Award Nominee Charli XCX along with music by DJ Questlove and SOSUPERSAM. ESPN will take over WestWorld of Scottsdale's newest venue, the North Hall, to create its signature annual Super Bowl experience. The 117,000 square foot space will be transformed to resemble a mid-century modern home with life-sized rock walls and formations. It will also include 700 linear feet of projection, mapping sunsets and sunrises in a desert setting. Guests can follow the action all night at ESPN's Microsite www.espntheparty.com and use #ESPNTHEPARTY to chat with fans as well as athletes, celebs, brands, and VIPs in the house.
ESPN International will present Super Bowl XLIX live to more than 67 million households in 59 countries and territories throughout Spanish-Speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Canada. Commentary and analysis will be provided in four languages -- English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Highlights:
· The game will be seen in HD in Australia, New Zealand, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and Canada.
· Spanish language coverage features a team of seven reporters/analysts in Arizona: Alvaro Martin (play-by-play), Super Bowl-winning kicker Raul Allegre (analyst) and John Sutcliffe (sideline reporter) will call the Super Bowl, while Ciro Procuna, Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega and Mauricio Pedroza will host reports throughout daily NFL Semanal-Camino al Super Bowl specials, SportsCenter, Radio Formula, Naci�n ESPN, #Redes and Los Capitanes.
· Live coverage on Super Bowl Sunday in Latin America will begin at 1 p.m. ET with special SportsCenter and Toque Inicial shows followed by an extended pre-game NFL Esta Noche-Camino al Super Bowl leading into the live telecast of the Super Bowl at 5 p.m.
· Spanish digital coverage will feature ESPN commentator live chats, video and complete coverage from Arizona on ESPN.com and via social media on Facebook and Twitter, using #SB49xESPN.
· For the first time ever, the live broadcast of the Super Bowl will be available digitally throughout Spanish-Speaking Latin America on ESPN's broadband player, ESPN Play.
· ESPN Brasil will feature Portuguese coverage with Everaldo Marques, Paulo Antunes and Andre Kfouri on the live Super Bowl XLIX broadcast and reporting for The Book is On the Table (daily Monday-Sunday), Abre and Pos Jogo (pre- and post-game show) and SportsCenter Brasil.
· Live coverage of the Super Bowl will begin in Australia and New Zealand at 10 a.m. local with extended pregame coverage including Postseason NFL Countdown live from Arizona.
· English-speaking ESPN networks in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands will feature ESPN's Postseason NFL Countdown and U.S. network coverage of Super Bowl XLIX.
· RDS Canada will provide French coverage beginning at 5 p.m.
· ESPN will distribute the Super Bowl to over 150 movie theaters located throughout Mexico and Brazil.
ESPN Deportes Television will offer comprehensive coverage of Super Bowl XLIX via its renowned team of experts including Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre, John Sutcliffe, Ciro Procuna, Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Mauricio Pedroza and Kary Correa, who will be reporting from Arizona, all week. Coverage includes live segments on SportsCenter, Los Capitanes, Naci�n ESPN, NFL Semanal and #Redes.
ESPN Deportes Radio will present week-long news and information with onsite reporting and analysis from Sebastian Martinez Christensen, Kenneth Garay and Carlos Arratia.
ESPNDeportes.com will provide complete reporting and highlights throughout the week, including daily live streaming segments, press conferences, and news, updates and analysis on both teams. Reporters Carlos Nava and Sebastian Martinez Christensen will be onsite to cover both teams.