Category: ESPN+

Bundesliga moves to ESPN+: Everything you need to know about new US rights deal

With every deal that the Bundesliga has signed in the United States, the German league has become more popular. From GolTV to FOX Sports to, beginning in the summer of 2020, ESPN, the Bundesliga keeps on working diligently to try to crack the American market. But the Bundesliga’s deal with ESPN is something else. It’s a pre-emptive strike and gutsy move that bets the future on streaming. Yes, some games will be on television, but this is a big leap of faith at a time when being on television is still a big deal. We go into more details about ... Read more

ESPN’s schedule of commentators for Copa America tournament

ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 Copa America tournament will include all 26 games streamed live to viewers in the United States. Twelve of the games will feature commentators from ESPN, while the other 14 matches will include the world feed. None of the 26 games will be televised on ESPN. Instead, all of the games will be streamed via ESPN+ ($4.99 per month). For soccer fans wanting to watch the tournament on television, 23 games will be shown on Telemundo while the remaining 3 games will be televised on Universo. For the world feed, commentator Jon Cotterill will be announcing ... Read more

ESPN+ acquires rights to US Open Cup through 2022

ESPN+ has acquired the streaming rights to the US Open Cup through 2022 in another deal that positions ESPN+ as the leading soccer streaming service in the United States. The U.S. Open Cup is the longest-running domestic cup competition in the United States. All U.S. Open Cup matches from the First Round through the Final will air exclusively on ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, beginning this year and running through the 109th edition of the tournament in 2022. The deal, negotiated by Soccer United Marketing (SUM) on behalf of the U.S. Soccer Federation, includes rights in all languages. The ... Read more

Demo of ESPN+ showcasing soccer coverage and features [VIDEO]

The list of soccer coverage that ESPN+ features is mind blowing. To name just a few — Serie A, UEFA Nations League, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Eredivisie, Danish Superliga, Chinese Super League, Indian Super League, Australian A-League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan, MLS out-of-market games and USL. And that doesn’t include all of the soccer documentaries, or all of the other sports leagues and competitions, which include MLB, NHL, select PGA TOUR golf, Top Rank Boxing and Grand Slam tennis from Wimbledon to the US Open and Australian Open. To make heads and tails of ... Read more

ESPN+ picks up US rights to Scottish FA Cup

ESPN’s paid streaming service ESPN+ has added the Scottish FA Cup to its growing list of soccer properties in the United States. The 4th Round of the Scottish Cup kicks off on Friday, January 18 with Cowdenbeath hosting Rangers. That’s followed on Saturday with Celtic against Airdrie, while Sunday features Hearts versus Livingston for a weekend featuring three of the biggest football clubs from Scotland. The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the Scottish Cup, is an annual association football knock-out cup competition. The competition was first held in 1873–74. The interesting dynamic is that B/R Live continues ... Read more

ESPN+ to stream every single FA Cup Third Round match in historic first

For soccer fans in the United States, the experience of watching the FA Cup is going to change forever. That’s because beginning in January, every single FA Cup Third Round match will be streamed live via ESPN+, the new streaming service. In previous seasons, only select matches from the FA Cup Third Round and later stages would be shown on US television and streaming when FOX Sports had the rights. That meant that soccer fans would miss out on the vast majority of games that would not be shown anywhere in the US or around the world. But in a ... Read more

ESPN+ adds Indian Super League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan and Danish Superliga

Just when we thought that ESPN+ couldn’t add any more soccer leagues to its streaming service, ESPN+ has added the Indian Super League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan and Danish Superliga to bring their total of different soccer leagues and competitions to 17 by our count. As well as adding streaming coverage of leagues from Denmark, Sweden and India, ESPN today confirmed the news we reported two weeks ago that they have also added coverage of Coppa Italia and the Italian Supercup. Here are more details about the rights to the Danish, Swedish and Indian leagues they’ve added: Danish Superliga (Denmark): · The ... Read more