ESPN & Marvel To Present First NBA Special Edition ‘Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans’ Game on May 3
ESPN have announced its collaboration with the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment company ‘Marvel Entertainment.’
This ground breaking collaboration to launch the first-ever Marvel-inspired alternate presentation for the Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans game on Monday, May 3.
The exclusive alternate presentation, NBA Special Edition Presented by State Farm: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes, will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes with the traditional game telecast on ESPN. This marks ESPN’s second live NBA game on ESPN+.
Mike Pasciullo, vice president, marketing and communications, Marvel Entertainment said “Marvel and ESPN have brought the worlds of sports and Super Heroes together for years through comics, documentaries, and other stories celebrating athletes and their extraordinary abilities. The new Marvel’s Arena of Heroes telecast will be the first of its kind to bring Marvel’s storytelling directly to the real-time experience of a NBA game, and we are excited for fans to be able to watch their favorite players through the lens of Marvel’s mightiest heroes.”
Matt Kenny, ESPN vice president, programming and acquisitions said “We’re eager for fans to experience this unique, innovative presentation that will pair Marvel and ESPN’s exceptional storytelling and production. We are proud to showcase the ‘larger than life’ abilities of these NBA stars in a manner in which only Disney and Marvel can deliver.”
David Denenberg, NBA senior vice president, global media distribution & business affairs said “We are thrilled to work alongside ESPN and Marvel to present fans with the first-ever Marvel-inspired alternate NBA telecast. This fun and innovative game presentation builds upon our goal of providing personalized and compelling viewing options for our fans.”
ESPN & Marvel To Present First NBA Special Edition First Published on ESPN NewsRoom