- Sep 8, 2003
may not be the National Football League, but video gaming is moving way beyond its origins in kids' basements to a growing presence on TV. In November, Major League Gaming (MLG) will begin airing tournaments on Saturday mornings on the USA Network (NYSE:GE - News), which can be seen in 89 million U.S. homes. There's already a four-year-old World Series of Video Gaming, founded by the William Morris Agency Inc., which will be shown on the Voom high-definition channel starting in September. And DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSETV - News) will air three tourneys via satellite in August and then launch its own league in 2007 in partnership with Microsoft.