ESPN 2 is a Latin American ESPN basic cable and satellite television channel based in Buenos Aires broadcasting for Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. Its programming is mostly football-, tennis- and rugby union-related.
The channel was launched in 2002 as ESPN+ and it consists on three different feeds available in the region according to its geographical location. On 1 September 2015, the network was rebranded as ESPN 2 and launched its HD simulcasts for each feed. Moreover, in 2016 the ESPN 2 standard-definition feeds switched to air its programming in widescreen.
ESPN 2 shows live MotoGP races, and selected IndyCar Series races. It also complements ESPN's coverage of the four Grand Slam of tennis.
ESPN+ logo from 2005 to 2013
ESPN 2 coverage
As of June 2017, there are three feeds of the channel available throughout the region
- South feed, originally serving Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, based on Buenos Aires. On 3 November 2014, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru were added to the feed's coverage.
- Andean feed, originally serving Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, based on Bogotá. On 3 November 2014, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru stopped carrying this feed and returned to the South feed.
- North feed, serving Mexico and Central America. Originally launched in 1996 as the Mexican spin-off of American ESPN2, the feed used to be partnered with Mexico's National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) for co-producing its programming. Initially, originally-produced ESPN2 Mexico's programming was also broadcast on American sister channel ESPN2 until the creation of ESPN Deportes in the US on 2004. In 2002, the Latin American branch of ESPN2 was launched in Buenos Aires as ESPN+, thus ESPN2 Mexico got renamed as ESPN+ North and starts serving as the Northern feed of the network.