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.
FUTURE TV ADVERTISING FORUM – London. ESPN has noted a 30% increase in usage on multiscreen, according to Alan Fagan, the company’s head group of sales, ESPN.
NBC Sports has won the US rights to show the Premier League from the start of the 2013/14 season, shutting out previous rights holders Fox Sports and ESPN.
ESPN has secured a raft of top European football rights for the UK and Ireland.
ESPN and DFL, the commercial arm of the Bundesliga, have reached an agreement for live coverage of the German league to remain on ESPN in the UK and Ireland for the next three seasons.