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Getting ESPN in the UK
Information on how to access the ESPN sports channel on your TV, and how to watch English Premier League and Scottish Premier League matches on ESPN
ESPN VT Vision Deal:
ESPN is free with a BT Vision Unlimited subscription (£12.50 a month). Find out more here: BT Vision Sport
What does ESPN offer?
ESPN launched their UK service covering Barclays Premier League and Clydesdale Bank Premier League football in August 2009, following the demise of Setanta Sports in June 2009.
ESPN stands for Entertainment Sports Programming Network. Their ESPN America service includes coverage of NHL regular season and playoffs, NCAA College Football and Basketball, and a range of other sporting events.
The ESPN UK channel offers:
- Exclusively live Barclays Premier League matches
- Exclusively live Scottish Clydesdale Bank Premier League games
- Live F.A Cup and UEFA coverage
- Top Italian, Russian, German, Dutch and Portuguese football
- USA's Major League soccer
- UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), MLS (Major League soccer), NBA Basketball, German Touring Car Masters, AFL (Australian Football League), NHL (National Hockey League), French rugby, NCAA College Football and NCAA College Basketball and more...
Information on which UK Digital TV services carry ESPN:
ESPN: Sky Channel 417 (also in HD)
The UK ESPN channel shows English and Scottish Premier league matches, as well as a wide range of other sports. ESPN's UK channel is on Sky 417 (also in HD). The channel is £9 a month to Sky Sports subscribers, otherwise £12 a month.
Want to save money? Consider getting ESPN free with BT Vision
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ESPN: Virgin Media Channel 529 (also in HD)
The ESPN channel is now available on Virgin and is also available in HD. ESPN is free to those on the Virgin Media TV XL package. It's also available to 'M' and 'L' package customers for £10 (or £8 if you also subscribe to Sky Sports).
ESPN - BT Vision Channel 34
ESPN is now available BT Vision. BT Vision offers live TV via a TV aerial, and on-demand Sports, TV and films on your telly over Broadband.
ESPN broadcasts on BT Vision from 2pm to 4am weekdays, noon to 6am Saturday and noon-4am Sunday.
ESPN is free to BT Vision Unlimited subscribers!
ESPN - Freeview Channel 34
ESPN Sport is available on Freeview from 2pm to 4am weekdays, noon to 6am on Saturdays, and noon to 4am on Sunday. Subscription to ESPN is £10.99 a month (using Top Up TV).
Here's how you can get ESPN on Freeview:
If you're looking for free ESPN over Freeview, consider the BT Vision option.
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ESPN - Top Up TV Channel 34
ESPN is available to Top Up TV subscribers for £10.99 a month. A free set-top box is available from www.topuptv.com
What is Top Up TV? It's a service that lets you get Sky Sports and ESPN over Freeview. You need either a set-top box with a subscription card slot, or a TV with a suitable socket for a subscription card.
ESPN broadcasts on Top Up TV from 2pm to 4am weekdays, noon to 6am Saturday and noon-4am Sunday.
ESPN: TalkTalk TV Channel 555
TalkTalk TV customers can get ESPN for £9.99 a month.
What is TalkTalk TV? Until January 2010, this was known as Tiscali TV. It's digital TV delivered down your phone line to a special set-top box.
|Freesat||ESPN is not available on Freesat|
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Q. Where can I get a CAM for use with ESPN?
See our CAM Page for availability
Q. Can get a CAM Card for ESPN America?
No. ESPN America is not available on Freeview, Top Up TV or BT Vision at this time. ESPN America is available on Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk TV. If you have one of those services, you will not need a CAM.
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