ESPN Gets SPL & SFL Broadcast Rights Until 2017

By Community | August 3, 2012

The ESPN have obtained the multi-year rights to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and Irn Bru Scottish Football League until 2017.

The agreement means ESPN’s channels in the UK and Ireland will next season screen 40 live and exclusive matches from both leagues – more than ever before and ten more than in previous seasons on ESPN.

Under the deal, 30 Clydesdale Bank Premier League games will be shown on ESPN over the season alongside ten Rangers games from the Irn Bru Scottish Football League, including three home Rangers fixtures.

In addition to ESPN’s live and exclusive TV coverage, fans can catch coverage of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League online and on mobile with ESPN.co.uk and ESPNFC.com, the sports media company’s recently announced worldwide multimedia football initiative.

Live HD television coverage of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on ESPN is complemented by the company’s exclusive coverage of the Barclays Premier League, the FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby, UEFA Europa League, multiple weekly German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A matches and much more.