Fetch TV extends deal with ESPN

Long-running agreement for carriage of the ESPN and ESPN2 channels continues on Fetch.

Fetch TV and ESPN has confirmed a multi-year extension to their channel distribution agreement, covering ESPN and ESPN2.

The ESPN channels have been available on Fetch since 2012 with US sports including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and the UFC. Studio commentary shows include SportsCenter, NBA Today, NFL Primetime, as well as ESPN ‘30 for 30’ documentaries and features.

“We’re excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Fetch TV, which serves Fetch viewers with access to our comprehensive slate of ESPN programming, flagship studio shows and extensive major sport properties,” said Kylie Watson Wheeler, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand.

“We have a huge summer of programming ahead on ESPN, including the NFL playoffs and 2024 Super Bowl. Combined with the NBA Finals, NHL, MLB, UFC, and every game of the NBL, ESPN has the world’s biggest sporting moments covered for sports fans to enjoy.”

Sam Hall, Chief Content and Commercial Officer at Fetch TV said: “We are thrilled to announce the extension of our long-running agreement with ESPN for carriage of the ESPN and ESPN2 channels, which remain top performers on the Fetch platform. ESPN is the go-to media outlet for premium US sports including the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL, and the ESPN channels are particularly strong during the Aussie summer months.

“Fetch offers Australian sports fans a compelling selection of sports content including ESPN’s world leading coverage of US sport, great coverage of local and international sport available from the Free To Air networks, and additional subscription sports content from the likes of beIN Sports, Optus Sport, Stan Sport, Paramount Plus and Prime Video. It’s been a great year for Sport, and Fetch customers have had a box seat… on the couch.”

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