ESPN extends International Champions Cup US rights deal until 2021

ESPN has extended its agreement with Relevent Sports Group to broadcast International Champions Cup football matches in the United States until 2021.

The deal gives ESPN exclusive English and Spanish-language rights to a total of 25 matches in the US. ESPN and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will each televise 15 matches per year while OTT streaming service ESPN+ will exclusively show up to 10 games.

ESPN platforms will also cover the Women’s International Champions Cup and the International Champions Cup Futures tournament, which features young players.

ESPN’s previous contract with Relevent ran between 2016 and 2018.

The ICC schedule for this summer’s matches in the US and Far East will be announced later this month.

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