ESPN Brasil

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ESPN Brasil
ESPN Brasil logo.svg
Launched ESPN: March 31, 1989
ESPN Brasil: June 17, 1995
ESPN+: April 29, 2009
ESPN Extra: March 24, 2016
Owned by ESPN Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company 80%, Hearst Corporation 20%)
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV sets)
Slogan #TudoPeloEsporte
("#EverythingForTheSports")
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Brazil
Headquarters São Paulo, São Paulo
Formerly called ESPN: Canal+ (1989-1991), TVA Esportes (1991-1995)
ESPN+: ESPN HD (2009-2012)
Website espn.com.br
Availability
Satellite
SKY Channel 26 (ESPN+ SD)
Channel 27 (ESPN Extra SD)
Channels 27-1 and 227 (ESPN Extra HD)
Channel 29 (ESPN SD)
Channels 29-1 and 229 (ESPN HD)
Channel 30 (ESPN Brasil SD)
Channels 30-1 and 230 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channels 231 and 31-1 (ESPN+ HD)
Claro TV Channel 70 (ESPN Brasil SD)
Channel 71 (ESPN SD)
Channel 72 (ESPN+ SD)
Channel 570 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 571 (ESPN HD)
Channel 572 (ESPN+ HD)
Oi TV Channel 160 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 161 (ESPN HD)
Channel 162 (ESPN+ HD)
Vivo TV Channel 46 (ESPN HD)
Channel 47 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 48 (ESPN+ HD)
Algar TV Channel 460 (ESPN+ SD)
Channel 461 (ESPN SD)
Channel 462 (ESPN Brasil SD)
Channel 966 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 967 (ESPN+ HD)
Channel 968 (ESPN HD)
Cable
NET Channel 70 (ESPN Brasil SD)
Channel 71 (ESPN SD)
Channel 72 (ESPN+ SD)
Channel 570 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 571 (ESPN HD)
Channel 572 (ESPN+ HD)
Cabo Telecom Channel 810 (ESPN+ HD)
Channel 813 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 814 (ESPN HD)
Channel 817 (ESPN Extra HD)
IPTV
Vivo TV Channel 570 (ESPN Brasil HD)
Channel 571 (ESPN HD)
Channel 572 (ESPN+ HD)
Streaming media
WatchESPN espn.uol.com.br/watch

ESPN Brasil is a Brazilian cable television network, launched in March 1989. ESPN Brasil was the first country-specific version of ESPN outside the United States, launched in June 1995. The channel has covered major sporting events, like the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics; the 1998 and 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Pan-American Games. High ratings and prestige in the segment have been marks of the channel; it also won the APCA award twice, in 1995 for "Best Sports Programming" and in 1998 for "Best Coverage of the 1998 FIFA World Cup".

Despite having a team that's regarded as one of the best in Brazilian sports broadcasting and important broadcasting rights for international competitions like La Liga, Premier League and the Bundesliga, major local series rights have historically not been present; the Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil and the states' championships are held by local Organizações Globo and SporTV. ESPN, however, has purchased the rights to broadcast the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the Copa do Brasil for TV and Campeonato Paulista, Copa Libertadores de América, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Copa Sudamericana for radio.

Recently ESPN Brasil made a partnership with Rádio Eldorado[clarification needed] to broadcast sports on radio. The new Rádio Eldorado ESPN used Eldorado's radio assets and the team of commentators from ESPN Brasil. It was renamed Rádio Estadão ESPN in 2007 due to a partnership agreement with the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.[1]

In 2005 the company incorporated ESPN International coverage, starting to broadcast in two channels. Before this date, programs such as the SportsCenter International Edition, MLB and the NFL were transmitted directly from Bristol, Connecticut, with Portuguese audio from Andre Adler, Marco Alfaro, Sergio Cesario, Roby Porto, José Inácio Werneck, and Roberto Figueroa. Since 2005, shows and games are recorded and broadcast from its studios in São Paulo, though morning schedules continue to include USA and Latin American programs.

Prior to May 2011, programs produced by ESPN Brasil generally did not use in-game score graphics, though international programs had them. Beginning that month, ESPN Brasil began using the same score and other graphics used by the US channel.

In November 2011, 1 month to start the FIFA Club World Cup, the ESPN lost broadcast rights in Brazil with problem in broadcasts. The rights stay now with BandSports.

The Fox Sports is coming to Brazil, and tried the rights of UEFA Champions League from ESPN without success. After tried take rights of Barclays Premier League and of Bundesliga. Without success, the target now is the narrator Gustavo Villani. Negotiation with him is in progress.

In February, The Fox Sports Brazil contracted Rodrigo Bueno, ex-ESPN commantator.

In March, the ESPN'S network in Brazil started with the broadcast 100% in HD with sports events and original programs. This is the same practice of ESPN in USA. The three channels of ESPN in Brazil is broadcast fully in HD.

In October 2013, ESPN launched a second screen app, ESPN Sync, to connect to broadcasts of football matches.[2][3]

ESPN channels in Brazil[edit]

Six separate channels of ESPN exist in Brazil:[4]

  • ESPN Brasil, the main channel, more football orientated with live debate, news and interviews.
  • ESPN, focused in international football, US-based competitions (NBA, NFL, MLB) and other sports such as rugby, tennis and golf. Also featured recorded programming like ESPN Films productions and Brazilian original productions.
  • ESPN+, focused in international football, US-based competitions and extreme sports. Formerly called ESPN HD.
  • ESPN Extra
  • ESPNU (available in Watch ESPN only)
  • SEC Network (available in Watch ESPN only)

ESPN Brasil significant programming rights[edit]

(Considering events broadcast by ESPN, ESPN Brasil and ESPN+)

Football[edit]

Action Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bike Sports[edit]

Boxing[edit]

College Sports[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

eSports[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gridiron Football[edit]

Handball[edit]

Horse Racing[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

Judo[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Motor Sports[edit]

Multi-Sport Events[edit]

Poker[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

Surf[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Voleyball[edit]

Yachting[edit]

Programs broadcast by ESPN Brasil[edit]

Current[edit]

Discontinued[edit]

ESPN Brasil Staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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