ESPN360.com Inks Expanded Deal for Italian Serie A Soccer
ESPN360.com, the broadband sports
television network from ESPN, has reached a new, expanded agreement to
bring U.S. soccer fans another of the world’s top International soccer
competitions – Italy’s
Serie A (aka Serie A TIM). ESPN360.com will deliver eight matches per week, as many as 300 matches
per season, over the next two seasons. ESPN360.com and MP & Silva
LLC announced the agreement that provides exclusive U.S. broadband
rights and expands upon a deal last season that brought Serie A matches
to ESPN360.com for the first time.
“Serie A is one of the world’s top
soccer leagues and adds to a deep programming lineup of gloabal soccer
on ESPN360.com,” said Damon Phillips, vice president, ESPN360.com.
“Serie A has built a global fan-base of millions, and we look forward
to further connecting it to U.S. fans.”
Carlo Pozzali, Chief Executive Officer,
MP & Silva, LLC. said, “We are delighted to expand Serie A in the
U.S. with ESPN. ESPN360.com is a network that ensures top-class
coverage on the Web for Italian Serie A.”
ESPN360.com will also feature Coppa
Italia (or Italian Cup) matches again this year. In January,
ESPN360.com reached an agreement with MP & Silva to provide U.S.
soccer fans with exclusive broadband coverage of Coppa Italia matches
through the 2010 season.
Serie A and Coppa Italia add to
ESPN360.com’s robust, and fast-growing, lineup of live broadband soccer
coverage on ESPN360.com that includes UEFA Champions League, Euro 2008,
UEFA Cup, FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup, CONCACAF, MLS, USA National Team, Russian Premier League, Chinese Premiere League, J League (Japan), FIFA U-20 and Beach Soccer World Cup, UEFA U-19 and U-17 Championships, and several top invitational tournaments.