ESPN launches ESN Deportes+, an ESPN Deportes digital destination dedicated to live sports events in Spanish-language. At launch, the channel is slated to carry over 200 exclusive, live sports events via an ESPN3 player on ESPNdeportes.com. The channel goes live Friday, September 7 starting at XX with a full schedule of live World Cup Qualifiers.
In addition to computers via ESPNdeportes.com, live exclusive events in Spanish from ESPN Deportes+ will also be accessible on smartphones, tablets and Xbox, reaching approximately 7.7 million Hispanic households across all platforms.
“ESPN Deportes+ is a great digital expansion that further positions the ESPN Deportes brand as the Spanish-language sports destination for fans, on the best available screen,” said Lino Garcia. “The channel will serve as an extension of ESPN Deportes television, allowing us to offer even more live programming that is relevant to our Hispanic audience, and in their own language.”
“ESPN3 has been delivering live sports events in Spanish-language for a number of years,” said Damon Phillips, vice president, ESPN3. “With the launch of ESPN Deportes+, we are making it easier for the Hispanic fans to find the events they care most about while also adding more unique programming to our vast roster of live events available in our multi-screen sports network.”