Disney movies will be aired on ESPN to fill the sports gap amid the coronavirus outbreak. All the networks have suspended production of shows as well as blockbuster film premieres are being delayed, and movie theaters have closed.
Around the globe, sports fans are passing a gloomy time as sports events have been continuously suspended or postponed, and last but not the least 2020 Summer Olympics have been canceled. However, ESPN has a plan to taper the sting of lost live sports.
As reported to Deadline, ESPN will air Disney sports films as part of the Friday night programs slate. ESPN is selecting sports films from the Disney catalog that feature the sports.
On April 3, "Glory Road" will air on the previously scheduled NCAA Final Four weekend. Other movies that are listed for the lineup are "Miracle", "Invincible", "Secretariat", and "The Greatest Game Ever Played".
ESPN has a vast selection of Disney sports films to fill the void of live sports on Friday evening and recently found success with airing classic WrestleMania replays. Changes to the entertainment industry transgress amid coronavirus concerns. However, networks continue to attempt to make the best of the present circumstances.
In addition to tuning in to ESPN Friday nights, Disney sports film fans can also view the classics on Disney+.