Get ready for a weekend of championship events on ESPN. The network will be home to the Wimbledon ladies final on Saturday (9 a.m. ET), and on Sunday the men’s final (9 a.m.), followed by the UEFA EURO 2016 final (2:30 p.m.). Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Mark Gross, who oversees production of both global sports events, offers a preview…
What an exciting weekend we’ll have with both Wimbledon and the UEFA EURO 2016 Final on ESPN.
The challenges of producing these events are more complicated because they are held outside of the United States. The level of complexity rises whenever we produce events from international locations.
For us at ESPN, Wimbledon and the EUROs are more than just linear television events. They are complete multiplatform experiences. Fans can experience the content at home on TV, on their phone, tablet, through ESPN.com or any other platform fans consume ESPN.
I traveled to Europe last week and saw our production teams in action. Both groups are working incredibly long hours and have overcome various challenges, including flooding at the EUROs host set location along the Seine in Paris. Now, the best part awaits – witnessing history as champions are crowned at Wimbledon and the EUROs and bringing the excitement of these marquee events to fans. That is the reason why we work at ESPN.