Beginning this month, ESPN+ – the industry-leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service – will expand the number of live sports events that are available to sports fans each month with the option of Spanish-language commentary, adding dozens more events every month.
The growth in Spanish-language commentary will initially be focused on several sports, in particular the industry-best lineup of soccer (including the newly-acquired Spanish Copa del Rey, Serie A, Coppa Italia, FA Cup, MLS and more), Top Rank boxing and Major League Baseball (with the beginning of the new season in 2020). ESPN+ will also now deliver all live UFC coverage in both English and Spanish (including early preliminary and preliminary fights).
Additionally, five days a week beginning Monday, Jan. 13 ESPN+ will feature Fuera de Juego – ESPN’s popular weekday news and analysis roundtable program dedicated to European and international football.
The developing Spanish programming lineup is another step in serving the growing audience of ESPN+ subscribers and the broader company-wide strategy to serve U.S. Hispanic sports fans.
“ESPN+ has a wide array of premium live sports that appeal to the growing US Hispanic audience, including soccer, boxing, UFC and baseball. Giving fans the option for Spanish commentary on more of that programming is another great step in our continued effort to serve fans and enhance their experience,” said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ESPN+.