ESPN Player Launches New Sports Channel ESPN Select

ESPN Player has launched a new channel, ESPN Select, which will join its NCAA College sport flagship channel to provide subscribers with a wide range of sports content live and on-demand anytime, anywhere.

ESPN Select will unveil new, exhilarating content from across the globe each and every month, ensuring fans are never short of excitement. Throughout August, ESPN Select will air content from many of the fastest growing sporting events in the world, such as the Little League World Series, which gets under way on August 18, and many more.

ESPN Select subscribers will have access to exclusive content from some of the most up and coming sporting spectacles. The current schedule for August includes:

  • A selection of highly acclaimed ESPN Films
  • The intense, Navy seal inspired BattleFrog League Championships which sees teams of athletes tackle extreme obstacle courses
  • The fan favorite Little League World Series where the globe’s youngest baseball superstars battle it out for the title of World Champions
  • The high-flying US Drone Racing Nationals, which brings the future of sport to the present

The ESPN Select subscription will also include the X Games and World Series of Poker channels that were previously available as separate subscriptions on ESPN Player, so fans of those sports have access to a huge range of new sporting content.

From September 1, the new channel will provide customers with access to ESPN Films and its Emmy-award winning documentary series ’30 for 30’. Each month, ESPN Select will make a selection of 30 for 30 documentaries available, such as the highly acclaimed June 17th 1994, which looks at the dramatic day of sporting action which was eclipsed by O.J Simpson’s police chase , and 16th Man , which explores the emotional tale behind the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Many more films from the catalogue will be available, enabling subscribers to relive some of the most unforgettable stories in sport.

Charly Classen, General Manager, ESPN EMEA, said: “ESPN Select will bring fans a great line-up of live and on-demand content, with something new and different every month. The channel offers a combination of what makes ESPN great – live coverage of exciting and captivating sports, plus critically acclaimed sports documentaries from some of the best directors in the world.”

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