Sports Deal Puts EA's 'Madden NFL' on ESPN, Disney XD

AM ET Disney Makes Deal With NFL to Televise Madden Tourney eSports content to air on ESPN2 and Disney XD

The whole thing will reach a climax when the Madden NFL Ultimate League champion is crowned at the Madden Bowl, which will take place this year at the NFL Draft and broadcast live on ESPN2. The "Madden NFL" gaming league is a first-of-its-kind one-on-one competitive gaming sports league.

Madden NFL 18 is one of the top ten best-selling games in the last 12 months, and the franchise has sold well over 100 million copies since its inception in 1988.

ESPN's broadcast of Madden content will begin Saturday with the final rounds of EA's Madden NFL 18 Club Championship, which will be filmed in Orlando. The Club Championship will be held at the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl, with the divisional finals airing on ESPNEWS on January 27 at 10 p.m. EST, with the final airing February 1 at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.

More details on both the Madden NFL Ultimate League and Madden NFL 18 Club Championship, hit up the official Madden site.

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The deal will also see the Madden Ultimate League come to Disney XD. The content will focus on character and storylines through an exclusive entertainment style, following the best players in the Ultimate League on Tuesdays at 9pm ET until May 1. Financial terms were not available, but the coverage will also be distributed to the U.K., Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Latin American through ESPN, global networks and various partners.

ESPN announced the news today, saying that under this deal there will also be an episodic show that features the esports players plus the stories behind them.

Broadcasts will also be available in the United Kingdom and Ireland via BT Sport, Canada via TSN and Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Latin America, including Brazil via ESPN International networks.

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