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ESPN Enables Its Popular Scorecenter Mobile App on Samsung TV Sets Mediaweek

Samsung has a new line of Internet-enabled TV sets, and ESPN will allow the sets to carry its popular Scorecenter mobile app, reports Mediaweek.

According to the article, Samsung "has introduced the Samsung Apps store—essentially a TV version of Apple’s mega-popular app store. Sports fans will be able to find ScoreCenter (which provides scores, news and statistics for free) there."

The story adds, "While ESPN doesn’t stream live content—or even full-length episodes of SportsCenter—on its flagship site ESPN.com, the company's move to bring its mobile app to TVs could be telling. Though the major broadcast networks have elected to block much of their programming from Web-TV platforms like Google TV—condensed apps, with limited video content, may serve as a more palatable means of approaching TV/Web convergence for TV companies."