ESPN and AOL announced that ESPN.com will make its short-form online video content accessible directly through AOL Video (video.aol.com), and AOL Sports (sports.aol.com/), marking the first time ESPN has syndicated its video content through an Internet portal. ESPN will offer highlights from games and major sporting events as well as video clips from ESPN original programming via an embedded ESPN video player. The ESPN channel page (video.aol.com/video-category/espn/112704) launched 4/7 on AOL Video.
Content available through ESPN’s embedded video player on AOL includes SportsCenter Right Now, a twice-daily capsule of top sports stories, highlights and breaking news; clips from ESPN programs such as Mike and Mike in the Morning, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn; and breaking news and game clips from major professional and college teams and sporting events. The multi-sport video player will also offer links to ESPN.com content related to the video topics.
Users can access the ESPN content through AOL Video’s channel tab located on the homepage.