MultiChoice and The Walt Disney Company Africa have announced an agreement that will see two 24-hour ESPN channels being made available to DStv customers from 29 July.
The two channels - ESPN & ESPN2 - will feature every major US sport, including the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB). They will also feature live football from the English Football League (EFL), Scottish Premier Football League (SPFL), Dutch Eredivisie and Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as African sport, including the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations and featured boxing tournaments and events.
The NBA returns to action this week, whilst the MLB season got underway last week.
“From reliving the greatest moments in sports history to seeing those moments being made, ESPN’s compelling content and unique personality will be a complementary addition to MultiChoice Group’s sports offering,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice-President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are thrilled to be bringing the achievements and triumphs of both international and local athletes, our quality storytelling and innovative programming to a whole new audience of sports fans in Africa.”
Together with the live sports programming, viewers will also be able to catch up on the very latest films, series, news, talk shows and highlights from ESPN’s sports documentary and studio programming.