In the UK, ESPN’s products and businesses now includes a portfolio of television and digital brands including ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Classic, ESPN America and ESPN America HD, ESPN.co.uk, ESPNCricinfo.com, ESPNSoccernet.com, ESPNScrum.com, ESPNF1.com and ESPN Player (broadband).
The ESPN network launched in the UK in August, 2009. This season, ESPN and ESPN HD will also feature live and exclusive coverage of the Barclays Premier League, as well as the FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga, key pre-season football friendlies, home international friendlies and UEFA Eruopean Championship qualifiers for Germany and France, the NFL’s Monday Night Football, UFC, AFL, French Top 14 rugby, DTM, FIA GT1 and more.
ESPN America and ESPN America HD, the only networks in the UK devoted exclusively to the best in North American sport, feature coverage of the NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA Football and Basketball across Europe, available to 19 million homes in more than 40 countries.
ESPN Classic now delivers five regionalised networks across the region, including one for the UK (as well as pan-European, French, Italian and Middle Eastern networks). Together they reach more than 22 million homes in more than 40 countries.
ESPN’s digital portfolio of industry-leading sites and services includes top news and information sites ESPN.co.uk, ESPNCricinfo.com, ESPNSoccernet.com, ESPNScrum.com, ESPNF1.com as well as broadband service ESPN Player. Via computers and mobile devices, they reach millions of sports fans each month.