Big Win for Aussie Fans: ESPN and Fox Sports Extend!

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Gabriel Barkhan
20/07/2023
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Aussie Fans Rejoice: ESPN and Fox Sports Extend Partnership!

Unbeatable American Sports Coverage Continues: ESPN and Fox Sports Partnership Extended!

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  • Aussie fans rejoice: Fox Sports extends ESPN partnership for American sports coverage.
  • Foxtel and ESPN sign multi-year deal, delivering NBA, MLB, NFL, and more.
  • ESPN remains Australia's 'Home of Hoops' with exclusive NBA and NBL rights.
  • Millions benefit as Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers enjoy ESPN's world-class programming.

Aussie fans of American sports have a reason to celebrate as Fox Sports and ESPN extend their partnership. The new broadcast agreement ensures continued access to top-notch NBA, MLB, NFL, and UFC action, among others, delighting millions of sports subscribers on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

Exciting news for Australian fans of American sports, as a new broadcast agreement between Foxtel and ESPN promises to keep delivering top-notch NBA, MLB, NFL, and UFC action, among others.

The Foxtel Group unveiled a multi-year, multi-platform deal with ESPN, ensuring that millions of sports subscribers can continue enjoying ESPN's unparalleled sports programming on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

This collaboration builds on a 21-year history of programming arrangements between the two giants, which have been serving captivating sports content to Australian audiences since 2002.

ESPN holds an enviable collection of rights to elite American leagues, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, and marquee events within US College Sports. As per the new agreement, select matches from these leagues will be available to Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers every week during their respective seasons.

Moreover, ESPN takes pride in being Australia's designated "Home of Hoops," showcasing exclusive rights to the NBA, National Basketball League (NBL), FIBA competitions (such as the upcoming 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup), WNBA, WNBL, and US College Basketball.

But it's not just live sports that the Foxtel Group is enhancing; ESPN also brings a wealth of original programming to the table. This includes flagship studio shows like SportsCenter, First Take, Pardon The Interruption, NBA Today, NFL Primetime, as well as documentaries and special features from the renowned ESPN Films' 30 for 30 catalogue.

Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Executive Director - Commercial, Sport, expressed her pride in being the go-to destination for Australia's biggest and most popular sports through Foxtel and Kayo Sports. The deal guarantees that subscribers will continue to enjoy ESPN's world-class sports content.

McCloy also highlighted how the agreement complements their long-term rights deals with local sporting bodies, solidifying their position as the home of Australia's most popular local and global sports. Among these are the National Rugby League, Cricket Australia,

Australian Football League, Supercars Australia, PGA of Australia, and Netball Australia. The combination of these rights, along with ESPN's high-quality coverage, has contributed to the remarkable growth of their award-winning streaming service, Kayo Sports, which now boasts over 1.3 million subscribers.

Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Walt Disney Company Australia, and New Zealand expressed delight in extending their longstanding relationship with Foxtel Group. The multi-year deal brings Australian sports fans access to a comprehensive lineup of ESPN programming, including award-winning films, flagship studio shows, and extensive major sport properties.

ESPN, the global sports leader, has proven its prowess with coverage of the world's most significant sporting events. For instance, the 2023 NFL Super Bowl attracted a record-breaking audience for the network locally. Additionally, viewership for NBA and NFL programming has been steadily growing, attracting a highly desirable audience aged 39 or younger.

The popularity of ESPN's programming across all platforms is a testament to Australians' deep-rooted passion for sports and their ever-growing appetite for major US leagues.

In conclusion, the extension of the partnership between Fox Sports and ESPN is a major triumph for Australian sports enthusiasts. With an impressive roster of American sports coverage, original programming, and award-winning films, fans can rest assured that they will continue to witness the best of the NBA, MLB, NFL, and other thrilling competitions on Foxtel and Kayo Sports for years to come.

In a major win for Australian sports enthusiasts, Fox Sports and ESPN have renewed their partnership. The multi-year, multi-platform deal guarantees access to a wide array of elite American sports, including the NBA, NFL, MLB, and UFC, delighting millions of subscribers on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.