ESPN Sports Saturday
|ESPN Sports Saturday|
|Genre||Sports anthology series|
|Presented by||Hannah Storm|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),
|Original run||April 3, 2010– on hiatus|
|Related shows||ABC's Wide World of Sports|
ESPN Sports Saturday is an American sports anthology television program that is broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Produced by sister cable sports network ESPN and currently hosted by Hannah Storm, it premiered on April 3, 2010. The two-hour program regularly airs on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time between mid-January and late August (due to the network's college football coverage during the fall) to fill time on weeks when ABC does not air any afternoon sports programming. However, more recently and currently, skating specials supplied by Disson Skating have been aired in lieu of ESPN Sports Saturday and recent ESPN-branded programs on ABC such as numerous 30 for 30 specials currently leave it unbranded for the network's Saturday afternoon schedule.
ESPN, which like ABC is controlled by The Walt Disney Company, has handled ABC's sports coverage since 2006 under the ESPN on ABC umbrella, and ESPN Sports Saturday could be considered a descendent of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
Content on the series initially included "Winners Bracket", a segment consisting of highlights, as well as specials sourced from other ESPN documentary programs, including Homecoming with Rick Reilly, 30 for 30 and E:60. Upon the show's return after the 2010 college football season, the "Winners Bracket" hour of the block was replaced by a new weekly discussion series showcasing the best of the ESPN sports discussion shows including new exclusive content on the upcoming week's major sporting events.
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- "Winner's Bracket to Debut Saturday on ABC as Part of New "ESPN Sports Saturday" Block". ESPN MediaZone. March 2010.