ESPN streaming all content to Argentina as it expands TV Everywhere

By Jim O'Neill on Nov 30 2015 at 11:30 AM
ESPN streaming all content to Argentina as it expands TV Everywhere

ESPN is streaming all of its programming, including that from ESPN Extra, through its TV Everywhere product, ESPN Play.

The network told an audience at its Upfront 2016 presentation in Buenos Aires, that subscribers would be able to watch content on any connected device.

Previously, only ESPN 3 was available that way.

“We are the first -- and so far only -- company in the industry that already has all its linear channels available for streaming: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Extra, so users can enjoy them where and whenever they want through any connected device,” said Guillermo Tabanera, SVP and GM ESPN Latin America. The channels are available to authenticated subscribers.

ESPN also said it would be the official broadcaster of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and said it would provide 35 hours of daily programming – more than 600 hours in all -- during event, spread across all of its channels.

In addition to the Rio Games, ESPN said it also would broadcast:
An array of soccer (football) matches including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Qualifiers Euro 2016, Football Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Argentina, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

Major tennis events, including Grand Slam Tennis - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open; ATP Masters Series and ATP World Tour Finals.

Cycling from around the world, including Tour de San Luis, the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Tour of Spain.

NBA, NCAA and WNBA basketball games.

Motor sports including the Car Series Indy, Lights Indy, MotoGP, Formula 1 Overview, AMA Motocross Series and Enduro del Verano.

Major golf events including The Masters in Augusta, US Open, The Open (British) Championship and PGA Championship, PGA Tour Tournament, The President's Cup and the Latin American Amateur Championship, and an array of other events.

In Bogota earlier in the month, ESPN outlined its plans for the Colombian market, as well, pointing out that ESPN Play will deliver more than 8,000 live events next year.

Stay tuned.

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