The Walt Disney Company will acquire majority ownership of BAMTech and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
Econet Media’s Kwesé Sports and ESPN have today (March 8) launched the ESPN channel on the Kwesé TV bouquet.
Econet Media’s Kwesé and ESPN have signed a deal to launch ESPN in 19 countries in early 2017.
ESPN has reached an agreement with UEFA for the rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 and all UEFA national team matches between 2018 and 2022.
Sport1 US, the German pay-TV channel for the fans of US sports, will continue to show college and motor sports from the United States.
ESPN Player, the live and on-demand sports streaming service, is now available on Samsung Smart TVs across the UK and Europe, and is expected to launch on LG Smart TV’s in the near future.
Due to limited viewer adoption of 3D services to the home, ESPN has announced it is discontinuing ESPN 3D at the end of the year.
BT has signed a three-year exclusive deal with Channel 4 to be its partner for TV ad sales on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN.
BT Group is to acquire ESPN’s UK and Ireland channel businesses for the BT Sport portfolio.
ESPN has launched an iPad app for the streaming of its ESPN Player in the EMEA region.