ESPN is reportedly in discussions with France Telecom to purchase the Orange Sport network. Details of the transaction, reported by Le Point, have yet to be finalized, but there are suggestions that a deal may be completed as early as November 1.
ESPN America HD launches in the UK and Ireland today, June 21, the broadcaster announced, marking the introduction of its second UK HD channel. At launch, 85% of the content on the new HD channel will be produced in native HD.
Lynne Frank is to leave her post as ESPN’s managing director in Europe and will return to California for family reasons.
ESPN has been awarded the exclusive UK mobile highlights rights to all 380 Premier League matches for the next three seasons, from the start of the 2010/11 campaign.
ESPN has announced that it plans to launch the industry’s first 3D network in the US before the summer.
A day before the start of the new Premier League season, ESPN has secured two new carriage agreements on both sides of the Irish Sea.