Category: ESPN+

ESPN+ vs Sling World Sports vs Fanatiz: Comparison of low-cost sports streaming services

When it comes to finding a low-cost streaming service that specializes in sports, there are three leading legal platforms that come to mind — all of which are no more than $10 per month. We’ve taken the time to test and research ESPN+ vs Fanatiz vs Sling World Sports, and to share our comparison worksheet. All of the details are current as of the publication date (February 11, 2020). ESPN+ vs Sling World Sports vs Fanatiz comparison ESPN+ FANATIZ SLING WORLD SPORTS Channels included None TyC Sports Internacional, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, GolTV, NuestraTele, Sevilla TV, ... Read more

ESPN+ adding Spanish commentary for FA Cup, Serie A and other competitions

As ESPN continues to acquire more soccer rights in the United States, the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader In Sports is beginning to augment the rights it already has by offering the option of Spanish-league commentary to competitions such as Serie A, FA Cup and others. ESPN+ had acquired the US rights to the FA Cup and Serie A in 2018 in both Spanish and English, but with the interest for European soccer growing among Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States, it makes sense for ESPN+ to begin offering Spanish-language commentary now as an option. Spanish-language commentary will be available for the ... Read more

ESPN+ acquires US rights to Copa del Rey

ESPN+ has acquired the US rights to the Copa del Rey tournament, the annual knockout competition run by the Spanish football federation. With plans to stream up to 65 games a year including the final, the multi-year agreement will kick off this Saturday with ESPN+ streaming the Second Round of the prestigious tournament. According to a World Soccer Talk source, beIN SPORTS — the previous rightsholder to the competition in the US — decided not to renew the rights, thus giving ESPN the opportunity to amass more rights for its streaming service. Currently, ESPN+ streams the Serie A, UEFA Nations League, Championship, ... Read more

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