ESPN picks up rights to Major League Lacrosse in EMEA

International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to US-based Major League Lacrosse (MLL).

ESPN Player, the company’s direct-to-consumer service, will feature a live match every week until September 21 as part of the agreement.

ESPN will also hold exclusive rights to the MLL All-Star Game on July 27, as well as the playoff and championship games from October 4-6.

Its coverage of the 2019 MLL season starts on Saturday, when the New York Lizards welcome the Chesapeake Bayhawks.