ESPN Uses Cisco TelePresence to Connect America’s Youth to Two Proven “Difference Makers”: Joe Paterno & Coach K
In this historic ESPN special, Cisco’s TelePresence will connect the two most successful NCAA coaches to their fans & University from Penn State University, Duke University and back to ESPN’s HQ in Bristol, Connecticut.
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s Men’s Basketball Coach and Joe Paterno, Penn State’s Football coach will surface the secrets to their success in a 90-minute special June 30, at 6 p.m. EDT called Difference Makers: Life Lessons from Paterno and Krzyzewski. Paterno and Coach K are the two most successful coaches in their respective NCAA sports.
June 30 – 9pm – 9:30pm EDT – ESPNU
ESPN is taking advantage of the immersive, in-person experience of Cisco TelePresence to enable a more timely delivery of video commentary, including greater fan access to unique sports analysis. In addition to Difference Makers, ESPN has deployed TelePresence to the home of some of their leading sport analysts to increase the company’s ability to deliver the news as it happens. Cisco TelePresence combines the highest resolution video, real-time connectivity and amazing ease of use leading to a richer experience for the ESPN viewer.
This is not the first time Cisco and ESPN have worked together to deliver more content to fans. Past examples include the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. See below for a few examples: