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ESPN
ESPN
International is a family of networks around the world. It was begun in 1989 and is operated by ESPN
ESPN
Inc.

Contents

1 Operating Regions 2 Canada 3 China 4 Former operations

4.1 Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and Israel 4.2 Asia-Pacific 4.3 United Kingdom

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Operating Regions[edit] Brazil:

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
Brasil ESPN
ESPN
+ ESPN
ESPN
Extra

Caribbean:

ESPN
ESPN
Caribbean ESPN
ESPN
2 Caribbean

Latin America:

ESPN
ESPN
Latin North (Mexico and Central America) ESPN
ESPN
Latin South (South America) ESPN
ESPN
2 North (Mexico and Central America) ESPN
ESPN
2 South (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay) ESPN
ESPN
2 Andina (Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela) ESPN
ESPN
3 North (Mexico and Central America) ESPN
ESPN
3 South (South America) ESPN+
ESPN+
(Only in HD) ESPN
ESPN
Extra

Oceania:

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
2

Indian subcontinent:

Sony ESPN Sony ESPN
Sony ESPN
HD

Japan:

J Sports
J Sports
(1, 2, 3 & 4)

Sub-Saharan Africa:

ESPN

Philippines:

ESPN
ESPN
5

Canada[edit]

Logos of TSN (left) and RDS (right). Although these channels have kept their original brands after ESPN
ESPN
acquired part-ownership, they now mostly have ESPN-style logos

ESPN
ESPN
International does not directly operate its own channels in Canada, but owns a 20 percent voting interest (and slightly larger equity interest) in CTV Specialty Television, a subsidiary of the Canadian media company Bell Media. Canadian regulations on the foreign ownership of broadcasters prohibit ESPN
ESPN
from acquiring majority interest. CTV Specialty Television in turn operates the following sports television channels:

The Sports Network
The Sports Network
(TSN) – five feeds Réseau des sports
Réseau des sports
(RDS) – two feeds RDS Info ESPN
ESPN
Classic (Canada)

Although these channels have mainly retained their local brands (ESPN having acquired part-ownership several years after TSN and RDS launched), they now mostly have ESPN-style logos and use other ESPN branding elements. TSN has also adopted the SportsCentre
SportsCentre
title for its sports highlights programs. Through CTV Specialty, ESPN
ESPN
also has an indirect interest in Discovery Channel Canada
Canada
and several related channels, which are operated in partnership with Discovery Communications. These holdings date to CTV Specialty's previous incarnations as Labatt Communications and later as NetStar Communications, in which ESPN
ESPN
also held a minority interest. ESPN
ESPN
is not believed to have any involvement with the Discovery operations. ESPN
ESPN
is also indirectly associated with TSN Radio, a brand used by several sports radio stations (each wholly owned by Bell Media), each of which also carries a limited amount of ESPN
ESPN
Radio programming. China[edit] In February 2016, ESPN
ESPN
and Tencent reached an agreement of collaboration. ESPN’s content will be localized and exclusively distributed and promoted by Tencent’s digital platforms in China, including college basketball games, the X Games and an ESPN
ESPN
section on QQ.com. Former operations[edit] Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and Israel[edit] In July 2013, ESPN
ESPN
announced that it would shut down its television networks in Africa, Middle East and Israel, citing a "strategic business decision" to focus on digital content and syndication for these regions.[1] Asia-Pacific[edit] In June 2012, News Corporation
News Corporation
acquired ESPN's 50% stake in its joint venture ESPN
ESPN
STAR Sports. Most of the networks were re-branded as either STAR Sports
STAR Sports
or Fox Sports following the purchase (even after the latter's 2013 corporate split, in which most of the Fox's and STAR's properties became part of 21st Century Fox).[2][3] United Kingdom[edit] Main article: ESPN
ESPN
in the United Kingdom ESPN
ESPN
launched ESPN
ESPN
Classic in 2006. The company bought NASN in 2007, and renamed it ESPN
ESPN
America in 2009. Also in 2009, it launched ESPN UK. In February 2013, BT Group
BT Group
acquired ESPN's UK and Ireland television channel and remaining broadcasting contracts. Its domestic channel was re-branded as BT Sport
BT Sport
ESPN, integrating it with the company's BT Sport channel group (which had outbid ESPN
ESPN
for the rights to its share of the Premier League). In January 2015, BT Sport
BT Sport
and ESPN
ESPN
reached a seven-year agreement to continue licensing ESPN's brand for the channel, as well as British rights to ESPN
ESPN
original programming and events whose international rights are owned by ESPN
ESPN
International. The agreement also allows for joint digital media initiatives between the two companies.[4][5] See also[edit]

List of ESPN
ESPN
Latin America announcers

References[edit]

^ "American sports fans cry foul as ESPN
ESPN
yanks Israeli broadcasts". Haaretz. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-10-22.  ^ "News Corp. to Buy Out ESPN's Stake in Asian TV Venture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ " Fox Sports buys ESPN'S Asia TV channels". Spin. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-11-02.  ^ " BT Sport
BT Sport
and ESPN
ESPN
deepen relationship with long-term collaboration". BT plc. Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ "BT buys ESPN'S UK and Ireland TV channels". The Guardian. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

ESPN
ESPN
International home page ESPN
ESPN
(Latin America) ESPN
ESPN
(Brazil) ESPN
ESPN
(Caribbean) TSN (Canada) RDS (Canada) ESPN
ESPN
(Oceania) Sony ESPN
Sony ESPN
(Indian Subcontinent) ESPN
ESPN
(UK and Ireland) Kwesé ESPN
ESPN
(Sub-Saharan Africa) J Sports
J Sports
(Japan) ESPN
ESPN
5 (Philippines) ESPN
ESPN
QQ (China)

v t e

ESPN
ESPN
Inc.

Executives

George Bodenheimer Edwin Durso Chuck Pagano Norby Williamson James Pitaro

U.S. networks

Linear TV

ESPN ESPN2 ESPNews Classic ESPNU Deportes Longhorn Network SEC Network

Part-time/Digital

ACC Network Extra ESPN
ESPN
on ABC ESPN3 College Extra Goal Line

Radio

ESPN
ESPN
Radio

Deportes

Xtra

International

Brasil

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
Brasil ESPN
ESPN
+ ESPN
ESPN
Extra

Caribbean

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
2

Indian subcontinent

Sony ESPN

Japan

J Sports

Latin America

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
2 ESPN
ESPN
3 ESPN
ESPN
+ ESPN
ESPN
Extra

Oceania

ESPN ESPN
ESPN
2

Philippines

ESPN
ESPN
5

Sub-Saharan Africa

ESPN

UK and Ireland

BT Sport
BT Sport
ESPN

Co-owned Canadian sports networks

TSN

1 2 3 4 5

RDS RDS2 RDS Info ESPN
ESPN
Classic Canada

Ventures

ESPN+ ESPN.com ESPN
ESPN
Deportes.com ESPN
ESPN
Broadband ESPN
ESPN
Events ESPN
ESPN
Films ESPN
ESPN
The Magazine ESPN
ESPN
Deportes La Revista ESPN
ESPN
Books ESPY Awards ESPN
ESPN
Integration WatchESPN

Defunct ventures

ESPN
ESPN
West Arena Football League
Arena Football League
(minority stake, 2006–2009) ESPN
ESPN
Star Sports (equity stake, 1994–2013) ESPN
ESPN
3D (2010–2013) ESPN
ESPN
America (2002–2013) ESPN
ESPN
Classic (UK) (2006–2013) ESPN
ESPN
MVP (2005–2006) Grantland
Grantland
(2011–2015) ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan (1992–2015) ESPN
ESPN
Full Court (2007–2015) ESPN
ESPN
PPV (1999–2015) ESPN
ESPN
HS (1997–2012)

Sports broadcasting rights

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ESPN
College Football High School Showcase ESPN
ESPN
Major League Baseball ESPN
ESPN
College Basketball MLS Soccer Sunday Monday Night Football CFL on TSN NBA on ESPN WNBA on ESPN List of ESPN
ESPN
sports properties

Other properties

ESPNcricinfo FCS Kickoff FiveThirtyEight Jayski's Silly Season Site ESPN
ESPN
FC ESPNscrum Scouts Inc. TrueHoop The Undefeated

Notable personalities

Current personalities Former personalities ESPNews
ESPNews
personalities ESPNU
ESPNU
personalities ESPN
ESPN
Radio personalities

Miscellaneous

History Criticism This is SportsCenter ESPN
ESPN
Zone ESPN
ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex

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