ESPN.com is an online platform for multiple sports news, statistics, team information, and player information. ESPN.com offers sports scores, standings, and other statistics for a variety of sports.
The ESPN.com API allows developers to access and integrate the data of ESPN.com with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving sports information, team information, and league information. Interested developers should sign up here for an API key: http://developer.espn.com/member/register.
As traditional television looks to reach new audiences, the API provides a way to reuse and recycle content in a way that broadens the customer base. Broadcast companies such as ESPN are now leveraging next-generation APIs to fight back these challengers and raise bar on the competition.