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    News - BT acquires ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels

    Deal will complete in the summer and bolster BT's YouView Sports package.
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    Re: News - BT acquires ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels

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    Re: News - BT acquires ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels

    Will this affect ESPN's availability on Sky/VM?

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    Re: News - BT acquires ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Will this affect ESPN's availability on Sky/VM?
    I doubt it. I was wondering how BT intended to transmit their live football matches, since they had no operations through Sky/VM, which would mean virtually nobody could watch them, and there were no announcements about them launching their own channel.

    This, logically, would be their solution to that problem.

    Of course though, they could change the subscription fees/system. It's already pretty expensive though, so I can't imagine there's much room to manoeuvre upwards.

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    Re: News - BT acquires ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Will this affect ESPN's availability on Sky/VM?
    Nope. They needed a channel that was available on all platforms. Buying ESPN was the easy answer.

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