Apple has long been a supporter of the radio waves on top of the offerings brought forth on iTunes. With the radio functionality of Apple devices growing in popularity, it only makes sense for the tech giant to continue to expand the offerings made available. Recently, and noticed first by AppleInsider, ESPN is available on iTunes Radio.
ESPN has long been the leader in sports programming, and now the dedicated channel is available to users on iOS devices as well as the desktop versions of iTunes. ESPN Radio can be found through using the search function, or in some cases, will show up as a featured option for users.
While ESPN boasts an impressive network of local content, it is the powerful national shows that will be making their way to the ESPN Radio channel. Shows like Mike & Mike, The Freddie Colman Show, and The Dan LeBatard Show all can be found on the sports radio network.
In addition to the shows broadcast on ESPN Radio, major sporting events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup, World Series, and college football games will also be broadcast on the network.
Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN production business divisions, recently was quoted saying:
“We are thrilled to make our industry-leading sports talk and championship play-by-play content available to fans via iTunes Radio, and we are excited to partner with Apple to expand our digital reach. Our fans can look forward to expanded ESPN Audio offerings on both the national and local sports levels in the future.”
Also alongside the launch of ESPN Radio on iTunes radio, is the unveiling of 40 NPR stations from cities across the country. NPR will also be making a dramatic impact on the iTunes Radio listening experience.
With two huge players joining the iTunes Radio offering, it doesn’t look like the service will be slowing any time soon.