The NBA and the NCAA are taking the world of sports to new levels.
The NCAA announced Thursday that it has partnered with ESPN to air the Olympics in the United States starting Aug. 6.
The partnership, announced in conjunction with the NCAA’s National Collegiate Athletic Association, is an evolution of the NCAA College Basketball Playoffs, which are a free online tournament series that has featured games at the College Football Playoff Championship.
It will feature the first-ever collegiate game in the U.S. since the 2012 NCAA Final Four.ESPN will air all 22 games, beginning with the women’s Final Four on Aug. 1 and ending with the men’s Final Six on Aug 31.
It is also expected to air all 32 games from the NCAA Tournament, which has been available on ESPN platforms since 1998.
ESPN also has rights to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, which begins with the semifinals on Feb. 15.
ESPN has been offering a series of live streaming events for the tournament since it was announced in March, but it has been a slow rollout.ESPN, ESPN2 and WatchESPN will provide live streaming of all 22 College Football Playoffs games starting Aug 6.
The first two games will air at noon ET and the final game at 4:30 p.m.
ESPN2 is available on Roku, Apple TV, Android devices and Roku devices, as well as Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple Watch and Apple TV remote.ESPN is also launching a new online streaming app, WatchESPN, for Roku and Apple TVs and Android devices.
The app is expected to launch later this month.