ESPN has reached an agreement with Fox Sports International for multimedia rights to select England’s Barclays Premier League (BPL) matches in the United States for the next three seasons, 2010-11 through 2012-13. The three-year sublicense includes up to 74 live matches each season on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Mobile TV.
ESPN’s multimedia coverage will kick off Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 a.m. ET with the opening match of the 2010-11 season: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City, teams that finished fourth and fifth, respectively, last season. Most of ESPN’s coverage of Premier League matches will be available in high definition.
– More than 220 live matches in three seasons across ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Mobile TV;
– Match windows: Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. (or 10 a.m. when there are no matches at 7:30 a.m.), and weekday afternoon (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) at 2:45 p.m.;
– For the first time, Premier League matches will be featured regularly on ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language U.S. sports network; ESPN3.com, ESPN’s broadband network, currently available in more than 53 million homes; and – ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN’s 24-7 mobile sports television network;
– Select midweek matches will be available exclusively on ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Mobile TV.
Here is ESPN’s Barclays Premier League schedule for August 2010. We will publish ESPN’s English Premier League schedule for any given month when it is released.
|Sat., Aug. 14||7:30 a.m.||ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Deportes/ESPN Mobile TV||Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City|
|Mon., Aug. 16||3 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Deportes/ESPN Mobile TV||Manchester United vs. Newcastle United|
|Sat., Aug. 21||10 a.m.||ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Deportes/ESPN Mobile TV||Arsenal vs. Blackpool|
|Mon., Aug. 23||3 p.m.||ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Deportes/ESPN Mobile TV||Manchester City vs. Liverpool|
|Sat., Aug. 28||7:30 a.m.||ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Deportes/ESPN Mobile TV||Blackburn vs. Arsenal|