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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.

Languages:
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.

SportsCenter
:
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


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


Source: ESPN Networks

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