ESPN have announced a free weekend that will allow millions of sports fans to sample its extensive range of live British and international sport for free.
The weekend runs from 6am on Friday 3rd until 6am on Monday 6th February and will provide fans access to a great line-up of live sport, including top flight football from across Europe, action from the NBA, Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Premier League clash between Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City and Martin Jol’s Fulham.
Jeroen Oerlemans, ESPN Vice President, TV Channels Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: “Millions of UK fans have already discovered the great range of great sport ESPN offers – from the Barclays Premier League to Serie A, to cricket, darts, motorsports and UFC. This is a great opportunity for us to introduce that to millions more and let them sample the programming ESPN has on offer.”
ESPN will make ESPN and ESPN HD available to all Sky, TopUp TV and BT Vision subscribers in the UK and Ireland. Additionally, the channel will be available for free to the 10 million UK households who have Freeview, meaning that in total, some 20 million UK households will have free access to the channel.
ESPN’s Free Weekend includes:
Friday 3rd February
Bundesliga FC Nuremburg v Borussia Dortmund 7:30pm
NBA New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics 1:00am
Saturday 4th February
Barclays Premier League Manchester City v Fulham 4:30pm
Serie A Roma v Inter Milan 7:45pm
UFC 143 Nick Diaz v Carlos Condit 3:00am
Sunday 5th February
Serie A Genoa v Lazio 11:30am
Serie A Fiorentina v Udinese 1:45pm
Bundesliga FC Kaiserslautern v FC Cologne 4:15pm
Studio show Talk of the Terrace 6:45pm
Serie A Milan v Napoli 7:15pm
Studio show Pardon the Interruption 10:00pm
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