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Skipper to captain ESPN


Global sports broadcaster ESPN has promoted programming boss John Skipper to the position of president as long time boss George Bodenheimer becomes executive chairman. Bodenheimer is currently president of ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chair of Disney Media Networks and he will relinquish his day-to-day operating responsibilities as of January 1. He will continue to […]

Sky, ESPN net Scottish soccer rights

BSkyB and ESPN have inked a five-year deal for rights to soccer matches from the Scottish Clydesdale Bank Premier League. The new agreement runs from the 2012/13 season to the 2016/17 season and each of the UK pay TV broadcasters will show 30 live games per season. Financial details were not disclosed, but the value […]

ESPN to take NHL to Europe and Africa

International sports broadcaster ESPN has struck a deal that will see it air US hockey league NHL across Europe and Africa. The Disney-owned broadcaster has acquired the rights from Advisers Media International, Medge Consulting and the National Hockey League and will air it on its ESPN America channel, which reaches nearly 19 million homes. It […]

ESPN and BBC to share darts coverage

British public broadcaster the BBC is to share coverage of the 2012 World Professional Darts Championship with ESPN after the pay broadcaster snapped up some rights. The Disney-backed broadcaster has struck a deal with governing body British Darts Organization (BDO) to air evening matches of the tournament, which is hosted in January 2012. The BBC, […]

Numericable adds ESPN America HD

French cable operator Numericable has added ESPN America HD to its line-up. The service, which offers sports including Major League Baseball, NFL football and NCAA basketball, is available on Numericable’s channel 160. Numericable said it now offered 25 channels in full HD on its platform.

ESPN Goals app reaches one million downloads

Sports broadcaster ESPN’s Goals App has been downloaded one million times in the UK. The free app, which shows all goals from English Premier League matches within a few minutes of the action taking place, reached the one million milestone despite launching only two months ago. Between August 8 and September 8, ESPN Goals was […]

ESPN Goals app now available

Sports channel ESPN’s ESPN Goals app is now available to download for iPhone and Android-based devices free of charge. ESPN Goals allows sports fans to view all goals from English Premier League matches within a few minutes of the action taking place. The enhanced app features video clips of all goals and other highlights, pre-match […]

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