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Fact Sheet: ESPN International

Monday, November 26, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 10:26 PM, under , , ,

Formed: January 1988, growing ESPN, Inc.’s global footprint on all seven continents; began syndicating programming in 1983.

Networks: 32 reaching more than 190 countries and territories. ESPN (Latin America), ESPN Brasil, ESPN+, ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Dos (Mexico); TSN, RDS, ESPN Classic Canada, NHL Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery Civilization, Le Réseau Info-Sports (Canada); ESPN Asia, ESPN India, ESPN Taiwan, ESPN Hong Kong, Star Sports Asia, Star Sports India, Star Sports South East Asia, Star Sports Hong Kong, MBA-ESPN Sports (Korea); Sports-i ESPN (Japan), ESPN (Australia), ESPN (New Zealand); Orbit ESPN Sports, ESPN (Africa), ESPN Israel; ESPN Classic Sport (France), ESPN Classic Sport (Italy), and ESPN Classic Sport (English-language feed). In December 2006, ESPN announced the acquisition of NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports.

15 (Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish).

Programming includes:
UEFA Champions League, Spanish Premier League, English Premier League, and Italian Serie A soccer; International Cricket; NBA; MLB; NFL; NHL; NASCAR, IRL and Formula One auto racing; the Masters, PGA Championship, British Open, and US Open golf majors; as well as Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the Australian Open, and US Open tennis Grand Slams.

There are 14 locally produced versions of SportsCenter outside of the U.S. serving viewers in Asia, Brazil, Australia/New Zealand, Argentina/Southern Cone, Canada (English and French versions), Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latin America, Malaysia, Middle/East Africa, Mexico, and Taiwan. A version for Australia and New Zealand will be launched in early 2007. SportsCenter is transmitted in eight languages -- Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese.

ESPN The Magazine
: A Chinese-language edition of is published monthly and distributed in Mainland China, including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Hong Kong.

ESPN International Radio

Began syndicating branded radio content in 2000 and now reaches 15 countries.

Source: ESPN Networks

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