ESPN makes mobile updates

ESPN is making a string of mobile updates this week, including launching a tablet-optimised version of its UK smartphone app and an updated version of its cricket app ESPNcricinfo. The ESPN UK app for iOS and Android tablets launches today on the Apple App Store and in the coming days on Google Play. The smartphone […]

ESPN Player launches on smart TVs

ESPN has launched its ESPN Player on Samsung’s smart TV platform, with LG soon to follow.  ESPN Player, offering live and on-demand sports, is now available on the Samsung platform across the UK and Europe. Users can download the free ESPN Player App directly onto their TVs from Samsung Apps, and existing subscribers to the […]

ESPN holds web-TV talks

ESPN has reportedly held preliminary talks about offering its suite of channels to new web-based TV services being developed by the likes of Sony, Intel and Google.  According to a Bloomberg report, the Walt Disney Company-owned sports network is looking at the potential of offering its entire channel offering – which includes its flagship channel, […]

ESPN launches UK sports app

Sports channel ESPN has launched a new UK sports news and information app providing sports news, analysis, video and live updates and scores. The feed-based app allows users to personalise their own news service using the MyESPN feature and easily discover all the content most relevant to their interests, according to ESPN. The app is […]

Ensequence appoints former Disney exec

Interactive TV technology specialist Ensequence has appointed former Disney and ESPN Media Networks executive Gary Perrelli as senior vice-president, interactive sales – content providers. Perrelli will report to chief operating officer David Kline and will take charge of working with major programmers to develop interactive TV experiences across various distribution platforms. Prior to joining Ensequence, Perrelli […]

DStv replaces ESPN with SuperSport 9

MultiChoice-owned South African pay TV provider DStv has added sports channel SuperSport 9 to its line-up to replace ESPN, which has ceased broadcasts outside the US. SuperSport 9 will feature a range of US sports previously carried on ESPN, including live college basketball as well as football and boing. It will also offer EFC Fight […]

ESPN channels go off air

ESPN Classic and ESPN America have gone off air outside the US and the UK from today, following ESPN’s decision to scale down its international activities. BT acquired ESPN’s UK and Ireland business in February ahead of the launch of BT Sports. ESPN said at the time it would wind down archive channel ESPN Classic […] adds sports channels

Vipnet-owned Croatian cable unit has added two sports channel to its line-up. The operator will air Fuel TV and Sportskool in place of ESPN Classic and ESPN America. The latter channels are no longer available outside the US and the UK. Portugal-based Fluid Youth Culture-owned Fuel TV focuses on action sports and lifestyle. US-based […]

BT Sport goes live

BT today launches its new sports channel line-up today, along with the new BT Sport website and an app selected Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. BT’s suite of BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN goes live at 6pm this evening, and are available to subscribers via BT’s TV service or on Sky. […]

Setanta takes BT Sport to Ireland

Setanta Sports has signed a deal with BT to add the latter’s new sports channels to its viewing pack in the Republic of Ireland.  From August 1, Setanta subscribers in Ireland will be able to access all three BT sports networks – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, which it acquired earlier this […]