ESPN Rolls Out an Updated App For Mobile & TVs As It Locks Up College Football Playoff Rights





Today Disney started to rollout an updated ESPN app with a new look and menu system. ESPN says this app update comes from feedback from users on what they wanted to see. Accoridng to the team behind the app this new look will make watching video easier and help people better find what they want.

This all comes as ESPN announced today that it signed a $7.8 billion deal to air the College Football Playoffs through 2023.

The deal comes as college football is set to expand the playoffs to a 12-team format, up dramatically from the four-team playoffs from the last few years. The new format, which includes the six highest-ranked conference champions getting automatic bids, greatly increases the number of games that will air on ESPN. It also keeps one of the most popular sports at ESPN at a time when Big Tech companies like Amazon and Apple are increasingly eyeing more sports streaming rights.

The deal hasn’t been finalized, and still needs to process the collapse of the Pac-12 conference, which saw its members disperse into different conferences, according to the report. The last two, Oregon State University and Washington State University, said in December that they would be joining the West Coast Conference.

The various commissioners and presidents still need to vote on the structure and financial details of the expanded playoffs, the report noted.

Both ESPN and College Football Playoff declined to comment.

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