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Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

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The Little League Baseball and Softball International Tournament will feature 81 televised games throughout the month of August. ESPN and its family of networks, ABC, and the New England Sports Network (NESN) will provide the live coverage.

See Day-By-Day Schedule Below.

ESPN, which will televise 70 Little League International Tournament games next month, expanded its coverage in 2011 adding the semifinals of seven U.S. Little League region tournaments. As it has every year since 1997, each of the eight U.S. region finals will be televised by ESPN or ESPN2.

This year, the Longhorn Network, part of the ESPN family, will televise live all 12 pool play games of the Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Tournament for the first time. The Longhorn Network debuted in August 2011.

LLIntWS12Logo-152pxThis is the sixth consecutive year ESPN and its family of networks will televise each of the eight World Series Championship games live. Coverage of Little League’s International Tournament begins with the airing of the Big League Baseball title game on Aug. 1, from Easley, S.C. The other division championship games that will be televised include Big League Softball on Aug. 8, from Kalamazoo, Mich.; Senior League Softball on Aug. 11, from Lower Sussex, Del.; Little League Softball on Aug. 15, from Portland, Ore.; Senior League Baseball on Aug. 18, from Bangor, Maine; Junior League Baseball on Aug. 18, from Taylor, Mich.; and Junior League Softball on Aug. 18, from Kirkland, Wash.

The Little League Baseball World Series championship game will culminate the television coverage of the 2012 International Tournament on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. on ABC as the U.S. and International Champions meet to conclude the 16-team, 11-day tournament in South Williamsport, Pa.

This year, 21 games of the Little League Baseball World Series will air on ESPN 3D after 17 games of last year’s World Series aired on the same network in its first year of airing games in 3D. The games that will be televised on ESPN 3D also will air on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. All games of the World Series will be shown in high definition.

In addition, 63 of the televised Little League International Tournament games will be available on ESPN3.

NESN will provide live coverage of six New England Region Little League Baseball games, Aug. 7-9, including the two semifinal contests.



Also, for the second consecutive year, the Challenger Exhibition Game at the Little League Baseball World Series will be televised live. The game will be played in Little League Volunteer Stadium on Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern U.S. Time). It will air live on Northeastern Pennsylvania’s and the Central Susquehanna Valley’s PBS Station, WVIA TV (Comcast Cable Channel 7). In addition, the game will be carried live on ESPN3, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.

Little League Baseball and Softball - 2012 International Tournament Television Schedule

(All games U.S. Eastern Time)

Aug. 1

Big League Baseball World Series Championship, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 3

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 2 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 6 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Aug. 4

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 2 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 6 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Aug. 5

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 2 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 6 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Aug. 6

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 2 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 6 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Pool Play, 9:30 p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Aug. 7

Little League Baseball New England Region Pool Play, 10 a.m. (NESN)

Little League Baseball New England Region Pool Play, 1 p.m. (NESN)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Semifinal, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Semifinal, 8 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 8

Little League Baseball Great Lakes Region Semifinal, 11 a.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Semifinal, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Great Lakes Region Semifinal, 2 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Big League Softball World Series Championship, 4 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball New England Region Pool Play, 5 p.m. (NESN)

Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Semifinal, 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball New England Region Pool Play, 8 p.m. (NESN)

Aug. 9

Little League Baseball New England Region Semifinal, 10 a.m. (NESN)

Little League Baseball New England Region Semifinal, 1 p.m. (NESN)

Little League Baseball Midwest Region Semifinal, 2 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Northwest Region Semifinal, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Midwest Region Semifinal, 7 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Southwestern Region Championship, 9 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Northwest Region Semifinal, 11 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 10

Little League Baseball Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinal, 11 a.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Great Lakes Region Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinal, 3 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Western Region Semifinal, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Championship, 7 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Western Region Semifinal, 9 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 11

Senior League Softball World Series Championship, noon (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Midwest Region Championship, 2 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Northwest Region Championship, 4 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball New England Region Championship, 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball Western Region Championship, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 12

Little League Baseball Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 14

Little League Softball World Series Semifinal, 7 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Softball World Series Semifinal, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 15

Little League Softball World Series Championship, 10 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 16

Little League Baseball World Series – Japan vs. Caribbean, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – West vs. New England, 3 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Europe vs. Asia-Pacific, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Midwest vs. Southeast, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 17

Little League Baseball World Series – Mexico vs. Canada, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Mid-Atlantic vs. Southwest, 3 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Latin America vs. Middle East & Africa, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Great Lakes vs. Northwest, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 18

Junior League Baseball World Series Championship, 11 a.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, noon (ESPN HD)

Senior League Baseball World Series Championship, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 3 p.m. (ABC HD)

Junior League Softball World Series Championship, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 19

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, noon (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 2 p.m. (ABC HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 5 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 7 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 20

Little League Baseball World Series – Consolation game, noon (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 2 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 4 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 8 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 21

Little League Baseball World Series – Consolation game, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 4 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 8 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 22

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 4 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 8 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Aug. 23

Little League Baseball World Series – International game, 4 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. game, 8 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)

Aug. 25

Challenger Exhibition Game –10:30 a.m. (PBS/WVIA, ESPN3)

Little League Baseball World Series – International Championship, 12:30 p.m. (ABC HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – U.S. Championship, 3:30 p.m. (ABC HD)

Aug. 26

Little League Baseball World Series – Consolation game, 11 a.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Web Gems/World Series Preview Show, 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Little League Baseball World Series – Championship game, 3 p.m. (ABC HD)