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England - FA Community Shield (2020-2023)ESPN has secured the broadcasting rights for the Men's FA Community Shield, one of the highly anticipated fixtures in English soccer. As part of this agreement, the annual match is set to be exclusively aired on ESPN+, the network's OTT subscription streaming platform. The Men's Community Shield traditionally marks the beginning of the English soccer season.
England - League Cup (2021-2024)
Spain - La Liga (2021-2029)The Walt Disney Company’s sports network ESPN has acquired exclusive rights to the Spanish La Liga in the USA. ESPN’s eight-year deal gives it full access to La Liga’s English- and Spanish-language rights in America through 2029. Signed prior to the 2021/22 season, ESPN’s record-breaking agreement was reported to be worth $175 million per year, totaling about $1,4 billion.
OTT subscription service ESPN+ will stream all 380 La Liga matches every season.
More detailsLive La Liga matches in USA are expected to be televised on linear ESPN networks, including the flagship ESPN channel and ESPN Deportes, as well as on ABC.
All fixtures are to be aired in high definition both on TV and digital platforms. Detailed match highlights along with analysis and studio programs such as SportsCenter and Fuera de Juego will continuously enrich the viewers experience, every season. This is in addition to game previews, half-time talks, postgame and magazine shows. La Liga content will additionally be distributed on ESPN’s social media pages in USA. Naturally, every La Liga game shown on ESPN will be accessible via partner streaming services in America.
2023-24 season update:
ESPN and LaLiga embark on their third consecutive year of collaboration for the 2023-24 football season. As part of the comprehensive coverage strategy, the network is introducing "La Peña de LALIGA" on ESPN Deportes. This program is tailored to provide an in-depth perspective on the league, offering analyses, debates, and insights featuring notable figures such as Hugo Sanchez and Mario Kempes. On the digital side, ESPN's strategy encompasses a team of reporters based in Spain, ensuring timely coverage of major teams, including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atlético de Madrid. ESPN has outlined an extensive social media strategy to supplement the broadcast and digital coverage, providing real-time updates and exclusive content across platforms.
Germany - Bundesliga (2020-2026)ESPN has acquired multi-platform broadcast rights to the German Bundesliga in USA, which will run from 2020 through 2026. The broacaster will cover every game live on its streaming service ESPN+, whereas its linear TV networks will telecast select Bundesliga games every season. The deal also includes exclusive programs and match highlights.Premium OTT platform ESPN+ will stream all 306 Bundesliga matches live and on demand, every season in USA. Coverage will be provided both in English and Spanish languages. The games will be available to watch through the ESPN App, on both Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, as well as on PC an Mac.
Germany - DFL-Supercup (2020-2026)ESPN has acquired the rights to the German Supercup until 2026, following a deal with the German football association. The matches will be available to stream live in English language on the ESPN App in USA.
Spain - Supercopa de España (2022-2027)ESPN has secured the rights to the Spanish Super Cup in the USA. The Spanish Super Cup matches will be available not only on ESPN's streaming platform ESPN+ but also on the network's linear channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN Deportes. This comprehensive coverage ensures that fans can enjoy the excitement and drama of the Spanish Super Cup on their preferred ESPN platform, whether through streaming or traditional television channels.
Spain - Copa del Rey (2022-2027)ESPN has announced the renewal of its exclusive domestic coverage of the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup competitions after extending its rights deal with the RFEF (Spanish Soccer Federation) for another five years. The agreement ensures that ESPN continues broadcasting 65 Copa del Rey matches per season exclusively on its streaming platform ESPN+ in English and Spanish until the 2026-27 season.
Germany - DFB Pokal (2022-2026)ESPN has announced its multiyear extension with the German Football Association (DFB) to become the exclusive home of the German Cup, also known as the DFB-Pokal, until 2026. This groundbreaking agreement ensures that ESPN+ subscribers can access at least 40 DFB-Pokal matches live each season, streamed exclusively in English.
More detailsAdditionally, select games, including the Semifinals and the Final, will be available on both ESPN networks and ESPN+ with English and Spanish commentary.
Belgium - Pro League (2021-2025)ESPN+ has acquired the broadcasting rights for the Belgian Pro League, bolstering its status as the go-to streaming service for soccer in the United States. ESPN+ is expected to stream up to three games per week. The five-year agreement with ESPN covers North, Central, and South America, including the Caribbean.
More detailsThis strategic move by the Belgium Pro League aims to expand its presence in the US market and develop its product alongside ESPN in the coming years.
England - Championship (2021-2024)ESPN+ has secured an exclusive, multiyear extension of media rights for the Sky Bet Championship, the second-tier professional league in English football, as part of its English Football League (EFL) coverage. The agreement was announced before the 2022-23 season and guaranteed at least 147 regular season matches from the Sky Bet Championship to be broadcast live on ESPN+, significantly expanding the coverage compared to the previous season.
England - FA Cup (2021-2024)ESPN+ has secured a broadcasting deal for the FA Cup, the oldest single-knockout cup competition in soccer. As part of this multiyear agreement, ESPN+ is set to stream 79 FA Cup matches exclusively every season. This comprehensive coverage extends beyond live matches, as ESPN+ may also provide highlights shows, match previews, and live draws for each round.
England - FA Women's Community Shield (2020-2023)In a significant development for women's soccer, American broadcaster ESPN has acquired the rights to show the Women's FA Community Shield. This agreement allows ESPN to stream exclusively the Women's Community Shield match on ESPN+. The one-match contest was re-introduced in 2020 after a hiatus since 2008.
England - League One (2021-2024)As part of its extensive English Football League (EFL) coverage, ESPN+ has reached an exclusive, multiyear extension for the media rights to the Sky Bet League One. The agreement ensures that fans in the United States can follow the excitement of the third-tier professional league in English football.
More detailsWith a minimum of 20 live regular-season matches from the Sky Bet League One, ESPN+ continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the EFL, showcasing the talent and competitiveness of the clubs in this division.
England - League Two (2021-2024)ESPN+ has significantly broadened its coverage of the English Football League (EFL) by securing an exclusive, multiyear extension for the media rights to the Sky Bet League Two. With this agreement, ESPN+ ensures that fans in the United States can witness a minimum of 20 live regular-season matches from the fourth-tier professional league in English football.
Germany - Bundesliga 2 (2020-2026)ESPN+ will stream Bundesliga 2 matches in USA, following an agreement with the German football association. The deal, which is set to run until 2026, will see ESPN+ carry out its coverage on the ESPN App.
Mexico - Liga MX (2018-2023)ESPN has secured the broadcast rights for Liga MX (Men) matches in the United States. The agreement lets ESPN air live Liga MX games on their linear TV channels and digital platforms, providing fans with comprehensive coverage of Mexico's top-tier soccer league. Throughout the period of the deal, viewers in the USA can anticipate live game broadcasts, expert analysis, and engaging highlights.
More detailsAs part of ESPN's commitment to delivering the excitement of the Mexican Liga MX to a broader audience, live matches may be slated on ESPN Deportes (TV), ESPN+, the ESPN App, and ESPN Deportes Radio.
Mexico - Liga MX Femenil (2018-2023)ESPN has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for Liga MX Femenil matches in the United States. The agreement allows ESPN to showcase select matches from the women's league, providing live game broadcasts, highlights, analysis, and more. With this move, ESPN aims to boost the visibility and popularity of Liga MX Femenil, exposing it to a broader audience.
More detailsSoccer fans in the USA can look forward to an enhanced viewing experience of women's soccer on ESPN's platforms, including mobile apps and OTT streaming services.
Netherlands - Eredivisie (2021-2024)
Scotland - Scottish Challenge Cup (2020-2024)ESPN+ has obtained broadcasting rights to stream select matches from the Scottish Challenge Cup in the USA, starting from the 2020-21 season. Coverage of the seasonal competition may include highlights and on-demand access to match replays.
Scotland - Scottish Championship (2020-2024)ESPN+ has secured the rights to broadcast select matches from the Scottish Championship, commencing from the 2020-21 season. As part of the agreement, ESPN+'s streaming service may provide coverage of live games from the second tier of Scottish football.
Scotland - Scottish Cup (2020-2024)ESPN+ has included the Scottish Cup in its portfolio of soccer competitions. The American OTT platform is set to offer its paying subscribers access to live Scottish Cup matches and highlights.
Scotland - Scottish League Cup (2020-2024)ESPN+ has secured streaming rights to select matches from the Scottish League Cup. As a result of the deal between ESPN and the Scottish FA, soccer fans in the USA can watch this cup competition on various mobile devices starting from the 2020-21 season. The acquisition of Scottish League Cup rights further expands the diverse range of soccer content available on ESPN+ in America, as the latter has already taken hold of the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Championship digital rights.
Scotland - Scottish Premiership (2020-2024)American direct-to-consumer OTT service ESPN+ has secured the media rights for the Scottish Premiership, Scotland's top professional soccer league. The deal consists of English- and Spanish-language coverage of the matches, starting from the 2020-21 season. As part of the agreement, ESPN+ is set to feature at least one Scottish Premiership match per week.
More detailsAdditionally, they have agreed to provide coverage of select games from the Scottish Championship, Betfred Cup, and Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Cup.
Spain - Segunda Division (2021-2029)Over-the-top (OTT) sports subscription service ESPN+ will stream live Spanish Segunda Division matches in USA, including promotion playoffs. ESPN secured both English- and Spanish-language rights for Spain’s second-tier soccer league through 2029.
United States - NCAA Men's Soccer (2019-2032)ESPN has extended its ownership of the American Athletic Conference's global media rights in a 12-year deal from the 2020-21 season. Under the deal, ESPN may broadcast live college soccer matches on its linear TV networks, as well as on its OTT service ESPN+ in USA. Live match coverage will also be made available on the ESPN App online and on mobile devices.
United States - NCAA Women's Soccer (2019-2032)Following a 12-year contract extension from the 2020-21 season, ESPN will broadcast NCAA Women's soccer matches on its linear TV networks in USA. ESPN will also stream the matches on its OTT platforms ESPN+ and ESPN App for subscribers on computers, mobile devices, games consoles and smart TVs.
United States - NWSL (2024-2027)
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ESPN+ History, Coverage, Features
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