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ESPN replaces Fox as MLS partner in Latin America, Caribbean

Sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to North America’s Major League Soccer.

The four-season deal commenced with the start of the 2019 campaign at the weekend and runs through to the end of the 2022 season.

ESPN will carry all of the league’s 408 regular-season matches, the All-Star Game, all of the MLS Cup Playoffs, and the MLS Cup itself.

Games will air live on ESPN linear networks across Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Caribbean, and ESPN Play, ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service in the region. In addition, ESPN will air highlight programs.

ESPN replaces pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Latin America as the league’s rights-holder in the region.