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.
Football fans are turning to second screens while watching their teams on TV, according to a new study by IAB UK on behalf of ESPN.
The Premier League has launched an Invitation to Tender for the live UK TV rights for three years starting with the 2013/14 season.
ESPN is launching ESPNFC as a new multi-language brand for football fans across TV, radio, print and online.
ESPN has secured its position in the CanalSat bouquet after signing a new agreement with the French pay-TV operator.