ESPN Goal Line, Buzzer Beater, and Bases Loaded
|ESPN Goal Line|
|Launched||September 4, 2010|
(The Walt Disney Company (80%)
Hearst Corporation (20%))
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
ESPN on ABC
|Dish Network||Channel 403 (HD/SD)|
|DirecTV||Channel 615 (HD)|
|Available on select cable systems||Check local listings|
|Altice USA||Channel 248 (HD)|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 571 (HD)|
|WatchESPN||Watch live (US cable subscribers only)|
|Sling TV||Internet Protocol Television|
ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and ESPN Bases Loaded is a gametime-only cable channel operated by ESPN which launched on September 4, 2010. The channel is active during three college sports seasons; during college football season as Goal Line, college basketball season as ESPN Buzzer Beater, and through the NCAA Division I Softball Championship for college softball and NCAA Division I Baseball Championship for college baseball as ESPN Bases Loaded, providing live look-ins and analysis of games in progress.
Goal Line operates from 3:00 PM to approximately 11:30 PM ET on Saturdays from late August to the end of November, along with utilization on the night of the College Football Playoff National Championship as a component of ESPN's Megacast, usually as a statistical feed channel. Buzzer Beater operates from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM ET on Wednesdays, and noon to 11:00 PM ET on Saturdays through the winter. Bases Loaded operates during the busiest part of the tournament before both the Women's College World Series and men's College World Series in late May and early June. Goal Line is simulcasted on ESPNEWS for thirty minutes to one hour after the noon football game.
At its launch, the channel was made available to customers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks systems, and became available soon after to customers of Verizon FiOS TV . In addition, the channel is also carried on Dish Network, Comcast, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Sling TV, Cablevision, and DirecTV. In 2016, Like NFL RedZone and the SEC Network's alternate second feed network, ESPN maintains the network as a 24/7 feed throughout the year, meaning that cable providers cannot utilize the channel space leased by ESPN for any other purpose or their own programming.