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2013-07-24 13:58
 
ESPN DStv
Johannesburg - Multichoice and ESPN announced on Wednesday that the two broadcasters have reached an agreement to provide DStv audiences across sub-Saharan Africa with some of the popular sport programmes broadcast on ESPN.

This comes after ESPN notified MultiChoice that it will cease broadcasting its channels in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, effective 31 July 2013.

The programmes, some of which were partially broadcast on ESPN, which will now be available on the SuperSport channels, include:

•    Golf: US Open Golf and PGA Tour Events
•    Tennis: US Open Tennis tournaments
•    NCAA Basketball: NCAA Regular season, conference and March madness
•    NCAA Football: NCAA Regular Season and Bowl Championship
•    Motorsport: NASCAR and Indy Car
•    Boxing: Friday Night Fights and Big Fights Boxing
•    X Games
•    ESPN Films

MultiChoice assured viewers that they would communicate the relevant channel number and broadcast times of these programmes in due course.

MultiChoice also added that they are in discussion with the relevant rights holders to acquire other popular sport programmes previously broadcast on ESPN.

This includes basketball, baseball, American football and soccer.

ESPN, which is owned by Disney, made the decision to cease broadcasting ESPN (DStv channel 230) and ESPN Classic (channel 231) in Africa as a result of a business decision to yank the channel in all non-US territories where their operations are no longer financially viable.

 
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