List of ESPN sports properties

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ESPN and its family of domestic networks (ESPN on ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Plus, ESPN Deportes and to a lesser extent ESPN Classic) have or previously had rights to the following sports and events:

Current properties

American football

NFL on ESPN

  • Monday Night Football: 2006–2021
  • Pro Bowl: 1988–1994, 2003–2005, 2010, 2015–2023 (acquired rights from ABC through 2005, acquired from CBS in 2010, direct from 2015 onward)

ESPN College Football

Other:

Soccer

International competition

Professional club competition

Baseball

ESPN Major League Baseball

  • 1990–2021

Little League World Series

Basketball

NBA on ESPN: 1982–1984, 2002–2025

WNBA on ESPN: 1997–2025

College Basketball on ESPN

FIBA

Cricket

Ice Hockey

NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament

Kontinental Hockey League 2012-

World Cup of Hockey 2016-[6]

Tennis

Tennis on ESPN

Golf

Golf on ESPN

Canadian football

Canadian Football League

  • 1983–1986 (approximate)
  • 1994–1997
  • 2008–2013 (ESPN3 only; by virtue in its stake in Canadian broadcaster TSN, the official broadcaster of the CFL, it held internet streaming rights.)
  • 2013–present (Select games on ESPN2, streaming coverage on ESPN3)

Motorsports

Rugby Union

College and high school sports

  • ESPN College Baseball (2003–present)
  • ESPN College Basketball (1979–present)
  • ESPN College Football (1979–present)
  • ESPN College Hockey (2005–present)
  • ESPN College Lacrosse (2005–present)
  • ESPN College Soccer (2005–present)
  • ESPN College Softball (2005–present)
  • ESPN College Volleyball (2005–present)
  • High School Showcase (2005–present)

Combat Sports

Mixed Martial Arts

Boxing

Former properties

Australian Football League

  • 2009–2011

UEFA Champions League

  • 1995–2009

IndyCar Series

  • 1996–2008 (ESPN continued to produce the broadcasts of five races that air on ABC through 2018, including the Indianapolis 500.)

CART on ESPN

  • 1980–2001
  • 2007 (series merged with IRL, beginning with the 2008 season)

NASCAR on ESPN

  • 1981–2000 (Contracts with individual races)
  • 2001–2002 (Contract with NASCAR, Truck Series only)
  • 2007–2014 (Contract with NASCAR)

NHRA

  • 1980(?)–2000 (Contracts with individual races)
  • 2001–2015 (Contract with NHRA)

Global RallyCross Championship

  • 2011–2013

American Le Mans Series

  • 1999–2013

NHL on ESPN

  • 1985–1988 (National television deal, agreements with individual clubs as early as 1979)
  • 1992–2004

Major Indoor Soccer League

  • 1985–1987
  • 2005–2006 (championship games only)

Bundesliga

  • ?–2012

La Liga

  • 2009–2012

Premier League

  • 2009–2013

Thoroughbred Racing on ESPN

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/17102933/acc-espn-agree-20-year-rights-deal-lead-2019-launch-acc-network
  2. ^ http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2016/06/20/Media/ESPN-Big-Ten.aspx
  3. ^ https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2018/10/espn-and-espn-acquire-rights-to-coppa-italia-and-supercoppa-italiana/
  4. ^ "Little League Chronology". Little League Online. Retrieved April 7, 2007. ESPN2 broadcasts started in 1997.
  5. ^ http://www.uscho.com/2012/11/06/frozen-four-championship-back-on-espn-semifinal-games-both-to-air-on-espn2/
  6. ^ Gentille, Sean. "ESPN to broadcast World Cup of Hockey, report says". The Sporting News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2011/03/indian-wells-miami-tennis-return-to-espn/
  8. ^ a b https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/09/113682/
  9. ^ http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/formula-1-moving-espn-abc-tv-2018
  10. ^ "Top Rank Boxing lands 7-year deal with ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
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