ESPN Inc.

The United Soccer League Championship final will become the first game in league history to air on the main ESPN channel, it has been announced

The Patriot League has reached a multi-year media rights deal with ESPN, which makes direct-to-consumer platform ESPN+ the conference's exclusive digital home for live and archived sporting events, starting…

The opening weekend of the 2020 National Football League provided a decidedly mixed bag on United States television ratings, leaving any conclusions about the full state of the league’s viewership amid t…

ESPN’s aggressive march into sports betting-related content is continuing unbated as the American sports media giant has entered into separate multiyear link integration agreements with Caesars Entertainment a…

ESPN is expanding its sports betting footprint in the United States with the launch of new digital show Bet and a YouTube channel dedicated to sports betting content

ESPN’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ is close to signing off on an agreement to show Scottish Premiership matches after Europe’s international break in a proposed long-term US rights dea…

ESPN will continue to air the Little League World Series, one of the foremost events in US youth sports, through 2030, as part of a newly signed, eight-year contract extension

International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights across the African continent to Extreme E, the electric off-road motoring series scheduled to debut in 2021

The PGA Championship delivered a domestic television ratings boost for both CBS Sports and ESPN as viewers tuned in to see American Collin Morikawa take the first men's golf major championship of the year

Formula One Management, the commercial rights-holder of Formula One, has rounded out a successful North American rights cycle by increasing its fees in Canada by roughly a fifth, while also earning a healthy rights fee in the US.

Pay-television broadcaster StarTimes’s one-season deal for Formula E motor racing rights in sub-Saharan Africa has seen the per-race fee grow almost 20 per cent.
USA

US sports broadcaster ESPN has reaffirmed its strategic commitment to football by paying a substantial sum for exclusive rights to the Spanish Copa del Rey knock-out competition.
USA

Competition to create effective digital offerings in the US drove a hike in value for Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle. CBS overcame strong opposition to surprise the market in acquiring English-language rights, while Univision renewed its high-performing Spanish-language rights.

The cost of a subscription to ESPN’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ is rising by $1 per month to $5.99 (€5.34) for new customers from August 12.

Pan-African pay-television operator Multichoice has signed a carriage deal with the Walt Disney Company to carry ESPN and ESPN2 channels on its DStv platform

US sports broadcaster ESPN has expanded its coverage of the 2020 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) campaign by adding an additional 13 regular-season games.

Fox Sports has announced that its broadcast coverage of the MLS Is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida, will feature artificial crowd noise

ESPN has entered into a multi-year agreement with independent artist distribution platform UnitedMasters

The Walt Disney Company has announced a wide-ranging production deal with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s production arm Ra Vision Media.

ESPN is confident that the early kickoffs during Major League Soccer's MLS Is Back Tournament will lead to significant domestic television ratings during the mornings for the sports network this summer.

The United Soccer League will not utilize artificial crowd noise during its ESPN broadcasts when the organization returns to action this month in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic

Women's sports league developer Athletes Unlimited has secured broadcast agreements with CBS Sports and ESPN for its inaugural softball season, which is due to take place at Parkway Bank Sports Complex…

The cost of a subscription to ESPN's direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ is rising by $1 per month to $5.99 beginning in August, according to The Verge, citing internal documents

FuboTV has reached a multiyear distribution deal with Disney Media Networks that will place a wide range of channels on the US sports-focused streaming service

US sports broadcaster ESPN has added to its live programming during Covid-19 by agreeing a rights deal with New Zealand’s National Basketball League.

Australian rules football league the AFL has returned to the screens of ESPN in the United States, with the sports broadcaster agreeing a deal to cover the remainder of its 2020 season

The PGA Tour and ESPN have reached an agreement for direct-to-consumer platform ESPN+ to stream live, featured-hole coverage from 12 Tour events this season

Major League Baseball, making its public-facing re-entry from the Covid-19 pandemic with its First-Year Player Draft this week, continued the sports industry’s run of strong ratings increases among a c…

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) will be held exclusively at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, from July 4-14 and broadcast on ESPN, it has been announced.

International sports broadcaster ESPN and Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport lead a cohort of broadcasters who will broadcast the first-ever virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans race

The 2020 Major League Baseball Draft will be held remotely on June 10-11 and carried on multiple networks for the first time, it has been announced

ESPN is partnering with US exercise equipment and media company Peloton to stage a virtual indoor cycling race featuring athletes and celebrities from across the sports landscape to benefit Covid-19 relief …

Global sports broadcaster ESPN has added coverage in 130 international territories to its existing US rights deal with the Korean Baseball Organisation

Following the historic success of The Last Dance, ESPN has announced a new nine-part documentary series about legendary New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which will be released in 2021

ESPN Deportes will broadcast some games in Costa Rica's top-flight Liga FPD, which has become the first professional soccer league in the Americas to resume action amid the global Covid-19 pandemic

ESPN's highly-acclaimed Michael Jordan-based documentary series The Last Dance ended on a strong note for the sports network over the weekend. Episodes nine and 10 averaged 5

Following the huge success of the multi-part Michael Jordan-themed series The Last Dance, ESPN has decided to push forward the release dates of three new "30 for 30" sports documentaries