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ESPN+, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, now has 7.6 million paid subscribers, Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed in a quarterly earnings call. That is a huge climb from 3.5

The Los Angeles Lakers' first game following the death of Kobe Bryant, against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 31, averaged 4.41m viewers on ESPN, according to Nielsen figures.

US sports broadcaster ESPN is close to agreeing a streaming rights deal with golf’s PGA Tour, according to the Associated Press.

Both title game, entire playoff series shows audience growth

ESPN+, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, has gained the exclusive US media rights to Spanish soccer cup competition the Copa del Rey as part of a new multi-year agreement with the Royal Spanish Fo…

First weekend of playoffs continues audience gains for the league shown during the regular season

Major League Soccer will have the most comprehensive US broadcast network schedule in league history in its 25th season next year

The Golden State Warriors' dramatic slump in form this season has been compounded by the National Basketball Association taking two of the team's games off national television this month

US broadcast network ABC will air five matches from the 2020 European Championship next summer. This will include two group stage matches, two round-of-16 games and one quarter-final.

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.
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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.
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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.
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The Bundesliga is taking a calculated gamble in its new US media-rights deal, with ESPN, as despite the huge increase in the rights fee the deal involves a significant reduction in linear television exposure.

ESPN+, ESPN's direct-to-consumer streaming service, now has 3.5 million paid subscribers, Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed in a quarterly earnings call

Following the Bundesliga's new media-rights deal with ESPN in the United States, which begins in 2020, the German league's chief executive Christian Seifert has revealed he was disappointed by the league's…

ABC will broadcast the first game of the rebooted XFL, between the DC Defenders and Seattle Dragons, at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on Saturday, February 8, at 2pm ET.

OTT streaming service DAZN has unseated Major League Baseball as the producer of the world’s top revenue-generating sports app, according to a new report.

Matches from German football’s Bundesliga will be chiefly showcased stateside on ESPN+, Disney’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, in a long-term rights deal that starts next season.
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One-year deal involves streaming exclusive versions of popular non-game ESPN programs such as College Game Day,

Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a deal with Special Olympics Unified Sports to extend their broadcast agreement until 2027

Sports broadcaster ESPN has struck an expanded rights agreement in Australia and New Zealand for the NFL American football league

The United Soccer League has announced a new broadcast deal with ESPN, which features USL Championship and League One matches on ESPN linear networks and streaming service ESPN+ through the 2022 season

US sports broadcaster ESPN has broadened its relationship with the National Women’s Soccer League by acquiring international rights to the sport's top division in the United States.

Shift to earlier start times for nationally broadcast doubleheaders follows shift of LeBron James to Los Angeles and ratings declines last season

YouTube TV, the OTT service operated by Google-owned video-sharing website YouTube, has announced it will carry the ESPN-owned ACC Network channel when the latter launches later this month

The Walt Disney Company has announced details of a $12.99 (€11.61) bundle that will provide access to the Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu streaming services.

Direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+ is close to adding the Bundesliga to its array of global soccer rights in the United States, according to the New York Post

Australia’s National Basketball League has signed two-year domestic rights deals with public-service broadcaster SBS and sports broadcaster ESPN.

Major League Soccer and Liga MX have announced the broadcast partners for the inaugural Leagues Cup, a new mid-season competition featuring teams from both leagues which begins on July 23

Zion Williamson's highly-anticipated debut for the New Orleans Pelicans on July 5 set a record for the highest-rated NBA Summer League game ever

The National Women’s Soccer League, the sport’s top division in the United States, has today (Thursday) secured a return to national television after agreeing a deal with sports broadcaster ESPN.

ESPN unveiled a live stream of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on the ESPN App on Sunday evening that was aimed exclusively at a teenage audience

ESPN+ has again expanded its football portfolio by acquiring the exclusive English-language rights in the United States for the 2019 Copa America

ESPN has said it is “stacking up global soccer as much we can” for its direct-to-consumer digital product ESPN+.

International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean to US golf major the PGA Championship, as part of a new long-term agreement with the PGA of America

US sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a deal to become a national rights partner of the Arena Football League. The contract covers all of the US-based league’s 2019 regular-season games.

The XFL has agreed multi-year rights deals with US sports broadcaster ESPN and the Fox Sports division of the Fox network as the new American football league prepares for its 2020 launch