ESPN bets on Italy's Serie A for LATAM sporting line-up
DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 28 May 2015
Shortly after announcing an agreement for Germany's Bundesliga rights, ESPN has confirmed it will also broadcast Italian football across Latin America, following a deal with FOX Sports for the next three years which also includes rights for some Caribbean countries.
FOX Sports - which secured the Lega Calcio rights via the MP Silva agency earlier this month - and ESPN will divide the matches equally for Serie A. ESPN will carry 190 matches each season along with weekly highlight shows, a weekly official magazine programme and archive footage.
"This renewal underscores our on-going commitment to always deliver world-class content to our fans across Latin America and the Caribbean," said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president of programming, production, marketing and advertising sales of ESPN International. "We have a long history as a Serie A broadcaster. This competition is one the most prestigious soccer leagues in the world, and we are eager to build on the success we have had over many years in presenting Serie A to our viewers".
The next Serie A season begins on 22 August and will be broadcast on all ESPN's channels and platforms, including ESPN Play.
The deal follows the one announced earlier this week in which FOX and ESPN will split the Bundeliga football rights across Latin America and the Caribbean.