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ESPN secures French Ligue 1 in UK

ESPN has secured rights to French Ligue 1 football in the UK and has renewed rights to Italian Serie A, Dutch Eredivisie and the Russian Premier League.

The agreements all include multimedia rights – across TV and digital media – in the UK and Ireland.

ESPN has also extended its deal with Germany’s Bundesliga for a further three years.

Jeroen Oerlemans, vice-president, TV channels, ESPN EMEA, said: “The addition of France’s Ligue 1 and the renewal of Serie A, Dutch Eredivisie and Russian Premier League means ESPN is the home to the very best domestic league football from across Europe. Our portfolio of live football on ESPN is combined with our growing range of sport, which includes rugby, cricket, darts, motorsport, UFC, boxing and more.”

Tags: ESPN, UK