Sports fans with Samsung Smart TVs are now able to download the free ESPN Player App directly onto their TV’s from Samsung Apps. The Player app is available on all 2012 and 2013 model Samsung Smart TVs in the regions.
The news comes as ESPN Player has enjoyed 90 per cent year-on-year growth in subscriptions to its ESPN College Pass subscription package in August – which features NCAA College Football (including the BCS Bowls and National Championship) as well as the coming NCAA College Basketball season (including the annual March Madness Tournaments).
Charly Classen, Senior Director, Digital and Marketing, ESPN, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Bringing ESPN Player to connected TV’s is a great way to give sports fans the ability to access their subscription on the best available screen. The connected TV app is designed with user-friendliness in mind – making the experience straightforward and simple, delivering quality sport to passionate subscribers. We’re excited about this stage in the product’s development and expect to continue to grow and enhance ESPN Player in the year ahead.”
ESPN Player is has Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Pass subscriptions ranging in price from £1.99 to £99.99.