ESPN is a leading sports network in USA covering numerous live events on its family of cable and satellite TV channels, radio and digital platforms. It has broadcast rights to numerous competitions across several sports, including baseball, basketball, boxing, combat sports, cricket, American football, rugby, tennis, volleyball and soccer.
It also provides extensive coverage of college sports, much of which is available on ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network. It additionally produces several hours of exclusive studio programming every week, which it telecasts in high definition. Content aired on ESPN television channels is usually available live and on-demand on the network’s web streaming and mobile platforms, which include ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
Most of the major live soccer broadcast covered in English on the flagship ESPN channel and ESPN2, with Spanish-language coverage regularly made available on ESPN Deportes. Soccer coverage on television includes live, tape-delayed and repeat broadcasts of the Major League Soccer (MLS), international friendlies and qualification to major international tournaments, pre-season club friendlies, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as well as college soccer.
Available on most U.S. cable systems and watched in millions of homes, ESPN has a long history of breaking viewership records for some of its most popular live events in the United States, with very positive television ratings.