ESPN Launches ESPN Classic Content On WatchESPN

ESPN has added ESPN Classic on-demand content to its WatchESPN app, network officials said Thursday.

The ESPN Classic on demand offering will feature 600 hours of content ranging from classic college basketball and football games to ESPN Films and classic boxing matches featuring Muhammad Ali, said network officials.

Customers who currently receive ESPN Classic as part of their video subscription will be able to access VOD content on WatchESPN via Apple TV and Roku.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.