Dozens of Little League Games Filled Summer TV Schedule
Little League Baseball and Softball International Tournament games were seen on television throughout the month of August, as each of the divisions that culminated with a World Series again had their respective championship games televised on ESPN or ESPN2, and all 32 games of the Little League Baseball World Series were shown live.
The ESPN family of networks televised the world championship games of the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C.; Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine; and Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Mich.; as well as the Big League Softball World Series in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Senior League Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Del.; and Little League Softball semifinals and world championship game from Portland, Ore. That brought the total number Little League games televised nationally this month to 49.
With the inclusion of coverage provided by the New England Sports Network (NESN) and Madison Square Garden Network (MSG), a total of 57 Little League International Tournament games were televised during the summer of 2008. Those networks carried several games of the New England Regional Tournament, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament.
Additionally, several State Tournament and District Tournaments had games televised in 2008 on local cable systems, using a simple contract provided to local leagues and District Administrators by the Little League Communications Division.