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Brazilian pay-television broadcaster ESPN has ceased all live programming amid the Covid-19 pandemic, stating the wellbeing of its employees is behind the decision

ESPN parent company Disney said it is seeing increased user consumption and advertiser interest in its entertainment properties while the US sports industry remains at a standstill due to the ongoing Covid-19…

With a plethora of linear and digital networks to fill, as well as social media extensions, and no live games in the US happening due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ESPN is grappling with how to maintain a…

Major League Baseball has expanded its international rights deal with ESPN to cover more territories in Europe and Africa

In a potentially worrying landmark for the XFL, domestic television ratings for the spring-season American football league fell below the one-million mark for the first time over the weekend

The PGA Tour has finalised nine-year domestic media rights deals with incumbent rights-holders CBS, the commercial network, and the Comcast-owned NBC Sports Group, while agreeing a landmark streaming deal…

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has added ESPN and ESPN 2 to its linear platforms alongside four other Disney-owned entertainment channels

Bob Iger abruptly stepped down on February 25 as chief executive of The Walt Disney Co., an executive shift poised to cause significant shockwaves both in and out of sports

World Wrestling Entertainment is engaged in discussions with ESPN about putting its pay-per-view events on direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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.
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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.

ESPN has reset its announcer team for its flagship Major League Baseball broadcast property, Sunday Night Baseball, going with a two-man booth

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.

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