ESPN scores with Chorus-NTL and Tiscali

By Julian Clover

August 14, 2009 17.48 UK

A day before the start of the new Premier League season, ESPN has secured two new carriage agreements on both sides of the Irish Sea.

IPTV network Tiscali is offering the ESPN and ESPN America package for just one penny through until the end of September, when subscribers will have to pay the full 9.99 per month.

In Ireland ESPN and ESPN America will be available to Chorus-NTL subscribers for 10, when taken in combination with Sky Sports, and 15 alone. The UPC-owed network is also including the channel in its recently launched HD package.

ESPN holds two of the live Premier League packages for the 2009/10 season.