ESPN4

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ESPN4
ESPN 4 logo.svg
CountryBrazil
NetworkESPN International
HeadquartersSão Paulo
Programming
Language(s)Portuguese
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downgraded to 16:9 480i for the SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company Latin America
Disney Branded Television
(Disney International Operations)
History
LaunchedESPN4:
February 5, 2012
Fox Sports 2:
January 24, 2014
ReplacedSpeed
Former namesFox Sports (2012–2022, main channel)
Links
Websitewww.espn.com.br

ESPN4 is a Brazilian sports channel that was launched on 5 February 2012 as Fox Sports, replacing the Brazilian variant of Speed. A second channel, Fox Sports 2 was launched on 24 January 2014, which continues to use the Fox Sports name temporarily due to contractual obligations. On May 6, 2020 Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE announced that Fox Sports and ESPN Brasil could merge as part of the 21st Century Fox merger with Disney, with it remaining as-is until January 1, 2022 due to its broadcast rights and overall structure.[1]

Fox Sports main channel was rebranded as ESPN4 in Brazil on 17 January 2022, becoming the fourth network among those of the domestic version of ESPN. Fox Sports 2 will remain on-air in Brazil under that name until at least 29 October 2022, due to contractual language with CONMEBOL regarding its coverage of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.[2]

Programming rights[edit]

Football[edit]

American Football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • ESPN Knockout

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Programs broadcast by ESPN4 in Brazil[edit]

  • Além da Bola
  • Bola da Vez
  • Especial Libertadores
  • ESPN FC
  • Inside Serie A
  • La Liga World
  • Momento ESPN
  • Mundo Premier League
  • Resenha
  • Show da Rodada: Coppa Italia
  • Show da Rodada: La Liga
  • Show da Rodada: Ligue 1
  • Show da Rodada: Serie A
  • Show da Rodada: Premier League
  • SportsCenter Abre o Jogo
  • UEFA Europa League Highlights
  • UEFA Europa & Conference League Magazine
  • UEFA Nations League: Match Day Highlights
  • UEFA Nations League: Match Night Highlights
  • The Inside Line

Staff[edit]

Play-by-play[edit]

  • Antero Greco (Soccer)
  • Cledi Oliveira (Soccer)
  • Eliane Trevisan (Soccer)
  • Hamilton Rodrigues (Soccer and MotoGP)
  • João Guilherme (Soccer)
  • Luciana Marianno (Soccer)
  • Marco Alfaro (WWE)
  • Matheus Pinheiro (Soccer and NFL)
  • Matheus Suman (Basketball)
  • Nivaldo Prieto (Soccer)
  • Paulo Andrade (Soccer)
  • Renan do Couto (Motorsports, Soccer and NFL)
  • Rogério Vaughan (Soccer)
  • Rômulo Mendonça (Soccer)
  • Thiago Alves (Motorsports and MLB)

Color commentators[edit]

  • Carlos Eugênio Simon (Soccer)
  • Christian Fittipaldi (IndyCar Series)
  • Edgard Mello Filho (Motorsports)
  • Eugênio Leal (Soccer)
  • Fábio Sormani (Soccer)
  • Fausto Macieira (MotoGP)
  • Felipe Facincani (Soccer)
  • Gian Oddi (Soccer)
  • Gustavo Zupak (Soccer)
  • Juliana Tesser (MotoGP)
  • Livio Reis (WWE)
  • Mauro Naves (Soccer)
  • Mário Filho (MMA)
  • Mário Marra (Soccer)
  • Osvaldo Pascoal (Soccer)
  • Paulo Godinho (Boxe)
  • Rafael Marques (Soccer)
  • Raphael Prates (Soccer)
  • Renata Ruel (Soccer)
  • Renato Rodrigues (Soccer)
  • Roberto Figueroa (WWE)
  • Rodrigo Bueno (Soccer)
  • Thiago Alves (Motorsports)
  • Victor Martins (Motorsports)
  • Ubiratan Leal (Soccer, MLB and NFL)
  • Zinho (Soccer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cade aprova fusão entre Disney e Fox, e ESPN poderá transmitir Libertadores".
  2. ^ "Exclusivo! Fox Sports ganha data para virar ESPN no Brasil".

External links[edit]