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How ESPN will adjust to NBA cancelations

The NBA has canceled its first two weeks of play, and probably isn’t done scrapping games. How will its broadcast partners cope? Here’s a sample, showing how ESPN is filling its NBA gap.

Basically, you can see a domino effect of programming moving from ESPN’s sister channels …

The updated ESPN lineup:

Date Time (ET) New Schedule Previous Schedule
Wed, Nov 2 7 p.m. *SportsCenter (expands an hour) NBA Countdown
8 p.m. ^College Football: Temple vs. Ohio NBA: Miami vs. New York
11 p.m. SportsCenter NBA: L.A. Lakers vs. Golden State
12 a.m. NFL Live
Fri, Nov 4 7:30 p.m. *SportsCenter (expands 30 minutes) NBA Countdown
8 p.m. College Football Live NBA: Boston vs. Atlanta
9 p.m. ^College Football: USC vs. Colorado NBA: Portland vs. L.A. Clippers
12 a.m. SportsCenter
Wed, Nov 9 7:30 p.m. *SportsCenter (expands 30 minutes) NBA Countdown
8 p.m. ^College Football: Miami (OH) vs. Temple NBA: Houston vs. Philadelphia
11 p.m. SportsCenter NBA: San Antonio vs. L.A. Lakers
12 a.m. NFL Live
Wed, Nov 11 10:30 p.m. SportsCenter NBA: Denver vs. L.A. Lakers
12 a.m. NFL Live

*begins at 6 p.m. ET

^moves from ESPN2; replaced by a variety of events (^^College Football: Central Michigan vs. Kent State at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4; **College Basketball: Lehigh vs. St. John’s at 7 p.m. and ^^Duquesne vs. Arizona at 9 p.m. on Nov. 9) and taped programming

^^moves from ESPNU; replaced with taped programming

**added from ESPN3

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