Tag Archives: ESPN

ESPN Extra joined 26 new broadbands providers in Brazil

ESPN Extra, newest ESPN linear channel, joined into 26 broadbands providers snf 22 pay TV operators offers package in Brazil. In 2018, the company was distributed by 48 new partners and surpassed 4 million subscribers.   Pay TV operators and Internet broadbands providers recognize the need to satisfy sports fans wherever they are, offering the [...]

UEFA to launch its OTT outside Europe and the US

UEFAs President, Aleksander Caferin, announced after being re-elected in Rome that the association will launch its OTT platform in the next six months. In a first step, it will only be available outside Europe and the US. Platform will be launched before 2019/2020 season. Caferin pointed that one of the main purposes of the coming [...]

Brazil has not decided on Disney and Fox merger yet

Brazilian Government has not made a decision on Walt Disney and Fox assets merge yet. Polyanna Vilanova, advisor in charge of Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), informed Bloomberg that case is still under analysis, and that agency should make a decision before March 17th, deadline on which a 90 day extension would be possible requested. [...]

Disney suffered South American devaluations impact

Contrary to what happens in the US, Disneys international business decreased its revenues in 2018. According to Christine McCarthy, CFO of The Walt Disney Company, ESPN international business is so based in Latin America and South America. Currency exchange and fluctuations were what impacted on that, she pointed. McCarthey reflected about this into the last [...]

ESPN acquires rights to Italy’s Serie A in Latin America

ESPN International has reached a broad multimedia rights agreement to televise Italys Serie A TIM throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean, effective 2018/19 through 2020/2021. Under the agreement, ESPN will carry all Serie A matches, a total of 380 each season. Over 200 matches per season will air live on ESPN linear networks. ESPN [...]

ESPN launches dedicated women’s sports brand in Mexico

ESPN has launched in Mexico espnW, its dedicated womens brand, which includes content initiatives to engage and inspire women across ESPNs linear, digital and social platforms. The brand will feature a mix of inspirational, lifestyle stories around sporting events and provide more coverage of female athletes and womens sports. The launch of espnW in Mexico [...]

ESPN to air ‘Injustice 2’ regional finals in Mexico

In order to meet the growing demand for eSports content, Warner Bros. Games will broadcast the regional final of the Latin League “Injustice 2”, Season 2, in partnership with Gamelta and ESPN in Mexico. The event will be held at the CDMX and will be broadcast exclusively on TV on Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 [...]

ESPN produces first 4K broadcast of a sporting event in Argentina

ESPN and the audiovisual group Mediapro produced the first 4K sporting event in Argentina with the transmission, on Saturday, August 25, of the match between Los Pumas and South Africa’s Springboks for the Rugby Championship played in the city of Mendoza. ESPN had made its first transmission in 4K with the Champions League semifinal in [...]