The disease of us not getting to watch our full share of EPL matches on television. Suddenly the sun is shining brighter, the birds are singing sweeter, the flowers are blooming, and I have a smile on my face that even the sight of Michael Ballack couldn’t take away. ESPN has won the rights to broadcast 46 EPL games next year (2009-2010), live and in HD. Yes, I said live and in HD. ESPN quietly went after these matches after Barclays officially ended its association with failing Setanta (a channel that you could only get on Direct TV). You can read the full article here.
“Premier League football is one of the world’s most sought after sports properties, and we are very excited to be expanding our business in the UK with England’s top football product,” said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International. “This move demonstrates our commitment to British sports fans and our ongoing commitment to delivering football to fans around the world across a variety of media.”
I love you ESPN..I love you.