ESPN+ acquires Dutch, Chinese, Australian football
August 14, 2018
ESPN+ has reached a multi-year media agreement for three more top-division soccer leagues – Australia’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, the Chinese Super League and the Dutch Eredivisie. In all, more than 300 matches per season from the leagues will be streamed live exclusively in the US on ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment and ESPN.
“This agreement further boosts the position of ESPN+ as the leading new platform for live soccer matches in the US” said Burke Magnus, Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, ESPN. “These leagues join a line-up of hundreds of top-division live matches from Europe and North America, along with a strong lineup of original and studio soccer programming.”