ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, will expand the number of live sports events that are available with the option of Spanish-language commentary, adding dozens more events every month starting this Janaury.
The growth in Spanish-language commentary will initially be focused on several sports, in particular the lineup of soccer (including the newly-acquired Spanish Copa del Rey, Serie A, Coppa Italia, FA Cup, MLS and more), boxing and Major League Baseball (with the beginning of the new season in 2020). ESPN+ will also now deliver all live UFC coverage in both English and Spanish (including early preliminary and preliminary fights).
Additionally, five days a week beginning this week, 13 ESPN+ will feature Fuera del Juego – ESPN’s popular weekday news and analysis roundtable programme dedicated to European and international football.
“ESPN+ has a wide array of premium live sports that appeal to the growing US Hispanic audience, including soccer, boxing, UFC and baseball. Giving fans the option for Spanish commentary on more of that programming is another great step in our continued effort to serve fans and enhance their experience,” said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ESPN+.