BT Sport to treat US sports fans to 5,000 hours of ESPN content

first_imgThursday 22 January 2015 10:09 am BT Sport to treat US sports fans to 5,000 hours of ESPN content whatsapp whatsapp Team spirit is alive at BT Sport and ESPN. The two sport TV channels have signed a new seven-year agreement which will deepen their existing relationship. US based ESPN will provide BT Sport with up to 5,000 hours of programming per year for UK fans of global sports to enjoy, including coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series, NCAA College Football and Basketball, X Games and the Australian Football League. BT Sport has gone from strength to strength since it arrived on UK screens in 2013. It spent £1bn building its original portfolio of content, part of which went on buying ESPN’s UK and Ireland business which included rights to the FA Cup and German Bundesliga. Since then BT Sport has become the first-choice channel for pubs across Britain and won exclusive rights to broadcast live Champions League games with a £897m bid that beat off competition from Sky Sports and ITV. The UK channel will now continue to collaborate with ESPN and could soon host its film documentary series “30 for 30” and world football show ESPN FC. John Petter, chief executive at BT Consumer, commented:  Continuing with ESPN, one of the world’s leading sports brands, as part of the BT Sport portfolio is a win for our viewers, our partners and sports fans in the UK and Ireland. Our relationship with ESPN since BT Sport began operation of the ESPN channel in the UK and Ireland has been a big success, with the two companies collaborating on a number of initiatives. Share Joe Hall Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: BT Group Companylast_img

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