ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. It was begun in 1989 and is operated by ESPN.
- ESPN Latin North (Mexico and Central America)
- ESPN Latin South (South America)
- ESPN+ Andina (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela)
- ESPN+ Sur (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay)
- ESPN Dos (Mexico and Central America)
- ESPN3 North (Mexico and Central America) (Available in HD)
- ESPN3 South (South America) (Available in HD)
Removal from Asia
On January 28, 2013, ESPN Asia was renamed to Fox Sports Asia. Since its inception in 1992, the network operated as a joint venture between STAR TV (owned by 21st Century Fox) and ESPN. However, in late 2012, ESPN International agreed to sell its 50% stake in the network and its affiliates. All channels were rebranded with Fox Sports or STAR Sports as its prefix except in India, Southern Asia, Korea and China.
- ESPN SEA
- ESPN SEA 2
- ESPN China
- ESPN Hong Kong
- ESPN India
- ESPN Malaysia
- ESPN Philippines
- ESPN Taiwan
- ESPN Pakistan
- STAR Sports (Various Feeds)
- STAR Cricket
- STAR CricketHD
- SBS ESPN (South Korea)
- J Sports (Japan)
Cessation of Operations
Primarily due to the loss of the Premier League broadcast rights in August, 2013, ESPN International decided to stop broadcasting in several regions. However, despite the cessation of broadcasting in these areas, ESPN maintained ownership and operation of their digital properties. Those regions include:
Africa, Middle East and Israel
ESPN International does not directly operate its own channels in Canada, but owns a 20% voting interest (and slightly larger equity interest) in CTV Specialty Television, a subsidiary of the Canadian media company Bell Media.
CTV Specialty Television in turn operates the following sports television channels:
- The Sports Network (TSN)
- Réseau des sports (RDS)
- RDS Info
- ESPN Classic (Canada)
- NHL Network (Canada) (21.42%)
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 title for its sports highlights programs.
Through CTV Specialty, ESPN also has an indirect interest in Discovery Channel Canada and several related channels, which are operated in partnership with Discovery Communications, as well as a small indirect interest in Canadian pay-per-view service Viewers Choice. These holdings date to CTV Specialty's previous incarnations as Labatt Communications and later as NetStar Communications, in which ESPN also held a minority interest. ESPN is not believed to have any involvement with the Discovery and Viewers Choice operations.
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 Radio programming.
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- "American sports fans cry foul as ESPN yanks Israeli broadcasts". Haaretz. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
- "BT buys ESPN'S UK and Ireland TV channels". The Guardian. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
- ESPN International home page
- ESPN (UK)
- ESPN (Latin America)
- ESPN (Brazil)
- ESPN (Caribbean)
- ESPN (Africa, Israel and Middle East)
- ESPN/Star Sports(Asia)
- TSN (Canada)
- ESPN (Australia and Pacific Rim)
- SBS ESPN (Korea)
- J Sports (Japan)