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USL signs new multi-year deal with ESPN ahead of 2024 season

USL signs new multi-year deal with ESPN ahead of 2024 season

The United Soccer League, or USL, signed a multi-year broadcasting deal with ESPN just before the beginning of the 2024 campaign. The deal encompasses both the USL Championship and USL League One. It does not cover every game across the two divisions. Still, the deal allows ESPN to promote the competitions that rank as the […]

ESPN

/ 113 days ago

USL signs new multi-year deal with ESPN ahead of 2024 season

The United Soccer League, or USL, signed a multi-year broadcasting deal with ESPN just before the beginning of the 2024 campaign. The deal encompasses both the USL Championship and USL League One. It does not cover every game across the two divisions. Still, the deal allows ESPN to promote the competitions that rank as the […]

ESPN

/ 124 days ago

Has the soccer streaming bubble burst?

In this week's episode, we discuss whether the soccer streaming bubble has burst. We also dive into a breakdown of the ESPN, FOX, and TNT app and whether it’s a killer app. We discuss the Premier League’s domination of the soccer landscape in the United States, and how that may not be a good thing. […]

ESPN

/ 126 days ago

Relevent Sports to buy EFL media rights for North America

Relevent Sports, a media agency based in New York City, is lining up the EFL media rights in North America. The current rights deal for the EFL expires at the end of the 2023/24 season. Pitch International brokered the previous deal that sent the rights in the United States to ESPN. That includes the rights […]

ESPN

/ 128 days ago

Get $20 off an annual ESPN+ subscription for limited time

ESPN+ is offering a discount that allows subscribers to get $20 off an annual subscription to the streaming service. The deal comes at a welcome time as the service's price continues to climb. As of February 2024, ESPN+ has a monthly cost of $10.99. The annual subscription to ESPN+ is $109.99, a stark contrast from […]

ESPN

/ 132 days ago

ESPN to make TV channels available to cord-cutters in 2025

ESPN announced that their channels, traditionally reserved for cable and pay-TV subscriptions, will be available directly to cord-cutters in 2025. The news on this service follows the monumental news that ESPN is entering a joint venture with FOX and WarnerBros Discovery to have many channels available on one streaming service. That debuts in Fall 2024 […]

ESPN

/ 133 days ago

What's missing from the ESPN, FOX and TNT app for soccer fans

ESPN, FOX, and TNT owner WarnerBros Discovery this week announced a major joint venture to stream sports, including soccer, on one app. ESPN is the home of a litany of club competitions in Europe, including the Bundesliga and LaLiga. FOX has provided a home for international soccer on United States television. The Gold Cup, European […]

Discovery

/ 134 days ago

ESPN, FOX and WarnerBros Discovery to create killer sports app

ESPN, FOX, and WarnerBros Discovery are teaming up to create a standalone mega sports app that will feature thousands of sporting events in one single place. Planned for a launch in late 2024, the app from the trio of media giants plans to pool together exclusive live sports, including soccer. Those soccer rights include the […]

ESPN

/ 197 days ago

United bans ESPN, Sky and The Mirror from press conferences

Manchester United barred multiple high-profile soccer journalists from press conferences on Tuesday. The Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst, The Mirror's David McDonnell, ESPN's Rob Dawson, and Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekhol could not attend United manager Erik ten Hag's discussion with the media. It is unclear if the quartet will be allowed back into the […]

Amazon

/ 223 days ago

NWSL TV deal boosts revenue but makes it harder to find games

The new four-year, four-partner TV deal for the NWSL is a game-changer for the league in more ways than one. The specifics have now been revealed for the new arrangement, set to kick off in the 2024 season. Starting next year, 118 matches throughout the season will be broadcast between four partners – CBS Sports, […]

Apple TV

/ 224 days ago

ESPN wants to renew Bundesliga media rights deal in USA

ESPN holds the English and Spanish TV rights in the United States to the Bundesliga through the 2025/26 season. The historic six-year deal streams every game in the German top flight on ESPN+. Then, there are select games available on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. ESPN wants to continue this deal beyond the 2025/26 campaign. ESPN […]

Apple TV

/ 230 days ago

If Apple wants ESPN, Disney likely to value it at $24 billion

As analysts report that Apple would be wise to purchase ESPN and its related properties, a financial analyst has slapped a mega valuation on the Worldwide Leader in Sports. It's likely that Apple sees ESPN as a way to further enter the sports world. Meanwhile, Disney is looking to offload something that is costing the […]