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ESPN Latin America
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Broadcast areaArgentina
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Central America
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Mexico
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
NetworkESPN
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Ownership
OwnerESPN Inc.
(operated by The Walt Disney Company Latin America)
History
Launched31 March 1989; 33 years ago (1989-03-31)
Links
WebsiteESPN.com
ESPN Latin America logo from 2013 to 2020 in the south feeds of ESPN spin-off channels.
ESPN Latin America logo from 2013 to 2020 in the south feeds of ESPN spin-off channels.

ESPN Latin America (on-air as ESPN) is the Latin American division of ESPN Inc., and broadcasts sports-related programming for the region in Spanish. It was launched on 31 March 1989. Its programming is adapted to the likes of viewers, who tend to prefer football and Hispanic baseball players to the more locally produced programs.

ESPN Latin America, unlike its U.S. sister channels, has more programs related to football, such as live games from Spain's La Liga.

The Disney/Hearst Corporation joint venture has also added some secondary regional channels for the Latin American region in the last few years, like ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Extra and ESPN Premium.

In 2011 ESPN launched a new channel, named ESPN3, which is divided in four segments: Live (broadcasts live coverage of sport events), Compact (resumed sport events), ESPN 3.0 (extreme sports) and ESPN Series (featuring "30 For 30").

In November 2021, Disney announced that a new channel named ESPN4 would be launched on December 1, 2021 (except in Argentina and Mexico) after Disney rebranded Fox Sports' main channel in Latin America.[1][2]

Feeds

ESPN

ESPN 2

ESPN 3

ESPN 4

ESPN Extra

ESPN Premium

Sport events

List of events that can be viewed on ESPN Latin America Networks:

Football

Multi-sport events

Tennis

Badminton

Basketball

Baseball

Boxing

College Sports

Cricket

Cycling

eSports

Extreme Sports

Field Hockey

Golf

Gridiron football

Handball

Horse racing

Ice Hockey

Marathon

Mixed Martial Arts

Motor Sports

Padel

Polo

Rugby

Skiing

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Water Sports

Wrestling

Yachting

Personalities

Northern feed

Southern feed

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fox Sports podría ser reemplazado por ESPN 4 en Sudamérica". November 4, 2021.
  2. ^ "¡El fin de una era! Fox Sports se convertiría en ESPN 4". La República (in Spanish). November 4, 2021.
  3. ^ "Argentina: Fox Sports Premium pasará a ser ESPN Premium". www.anmtvla.com. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  4. ^ "Brasileirão terá transmissão pela ESPN e Star+ na América Latina". 15 October 2021.