ESPN acquires Uefa national team rights in Caribbean

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in the Caribbean to national team events organised by Uefa, the governing body of European football.

The agreement grants ESPN Caribbean English-language rights across all platforms to all Uefa national team matches between 2018 and 2022.

The deal covers qualifiers for Uefa’s Euro 2020 tournament and European qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. Also included in the deal are the 2018-19 and 2020-21 editions of the newly-formed Nations League tournament.

The ESPN Caribbean and ESPN2 Caribbean channels will broadcast all 51 matches of the Euro 2020 tournament live, with additional coverage including pre-match, half-time and post-match programming, as well as news and highlights packages.

The ESPN Play on-demand service will also offer live coverage and additional programming during the tournament, while extensive coverage will be provided on the ESPN FC website and via ESPNCaribbean.com. Clips will also be shared on ESPN’s social media platforms.

All of ESPN’s platforms will provide year-round coverage of Uefa-organised matches as part of the agreement. More than 1,000 competitive matches will be covered by the deal in total.