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  • Apple reportedly talking directly with HBO, ESPN and others for iTV service
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    Apple reportedly talking directly with HBO, ESPN and others for iTV service

    By 22 August 2013

    If you've kept tabs on the tech industry over the last few years you'll know very well that Apple has long been rumoured to be launching an "iTV service". The latest report says Apple is continuing work on its next-generation product vision with an interesting...

  • ESPN considering taking all of its content online for web-based TV
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    ESPN considering taking all of its content online for web-based TV

    By 22 August 2013

    Disney-owned ESPN is currently in talks to take all of its content online through web-based TV services that have been rumoured from Intel, Google, Apple, and Sony. Bloomberg reports that during an interview John Skipper, president of ESPN, said customers...

  • BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages
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    BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

    By 15 August 2013

    Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,...

  • ESPN to kill 3D channel in 2013, blames low adoption
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    ESPN to kill 3D channel in 2013, blames low adoption

    By 12 June 2013

    ESPN will shut down its 3D channel by the end of 2013. The company announced the news on Wednesday and blamed low take-up for the channel's demise. ESPN 3D is a cable television network that features 3D versions of sports events. ESPN spokeswoman Katina...

  • ESPN US wants to keep its mobile content flowing, despite data caps
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    ESPN US wants to keep its mobile content flowing, despite data caps

    By 10 May 2013

    Sports-focused content network ESPN wants to ensure users keep watching its content on their mobile devices, and to achieve that, itplans to work around data plan caps. According to The Wall Street Journal, ESPN is having discussions with at least one...

  • BT Sport channels to be free to BT broadband customers, £15 for Sky
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    BT Sport channels to be free to BT broadband customers, £15 for Sky

    By 9 May 2013

    When BT first announced it was bidding for some of the Premier League live football rights, many were unsure how they would be used. Now we know. BT Sport will be comprised of a suite of channels, with BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 2 joined by the newly acquired...

  • BT buys ESPN's UK and Irish TV channels
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    BT buys ESPN's UK and Irish TV channels

    By 25 February 2013

    BT, purveyor of telephones, broadband and TV services, has announced that it is to buy ESPN's UK TV channels. The deal will allow BT to broadcast at least one ESPN-branded TV channel, as well as access several US sports, including NCAA College Basketball...

  • Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo
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    Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo

    By 25 October 2012

    ESPNcricinfo is leading the charge of the Windows 8 apps we’re expecting to see when the latest Microsoft OS goes official at 11.15am New York time on 25 October. All the versions of the new Windows software come topped with the Modern UI tile system...

  • ESPNcricinfo app coming to your iPad for Twenty20 time
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    ESPNcricinfo app coming to your iPad for Twenty20 time

    By 14 September 2012

    ESPNcricinfo is coming to an iPad near you with the arrival of the international sports network’s first app for tablet. The ESPNcricinfo iPad app will hit the iTunes App Store some time during the World Twenty20 tournament which begins on 18 September...

  • ESPN Goals app updated with new features including access to TV analysis
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    ESPN Goals app updated with new features including access to TV analysis

    By 15 August 2012

    Football’s back and so is ESPN Goals, only whereas footballers are (probably) the prima donnas they’ve always been, ESPN’s mobile app has made a few changes throughout the summer. The mobile app can now be used to watch previews of upcoming matches...

  • FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play
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    FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play

    By 7 August 2012

    Facebook will broadcast a live stream of the Extra Preliminary Round FA Cup tie between Wembley FC and Langford FC. The stream will go out simultaneously on ESPN, with viewers able to get a glimpse of a host of former stars as they turn out for Wembley...

  • ESPN could quit UK
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    ESPN could quit UK

    By 9 May 2012

    ESPN is considering its position internationally and could even withdraw from certain markets if it cannot be profitable in those areas, Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger told investors. That includes the UK, where the broadcaster holds rights...

  • Behind the scenes at the ESPN studios
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    Behind the scenes at the ESPN studios

    By 20 April 2012

    At ESPN, a game of football begins 10 days before anyone even kicks the ball. Coverage, for most of us, is a 90-minute affair; with that convenient break in the middle to get the next round in or arrange yourself some tea and biscuits, depending upon...

  • APP OF THE DAY: ESPNsoccernet review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: ESPNsoccernet review (iPhone)

    By 22 March 2012

    With the football seasons of most of the world reaching that infamous squeaky bum time, today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is designed to keep you in touch with the comings and goings in all the best leagues that the beautiful game has to offer....

  • Kevin Keegan - master of MS Paint
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    Kevin Keegan - master of MS Paint

    By 5 August 2011

    As chief pundit for ESPN’s football coverage, Kevin Keegan is used to doing the talking but it wasn’t his post-match analysis that Pocket-lint was looking for when we caught up with him at the launch of the ESPN Goals app at the Emirates Cup. Instead...

  • FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D
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    FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D

    By 26 April 2011

    For the first time in its 140 year history the FA Cup Final will be broadcast in 3D, as Sky and ESPN have announced details of their coverage for the big match between Manchester City and Stoke City. ESPN will be shooting the action in 3D, and Sky 3D...

  • Winter X Games 15 broadcasting on Sky 3D
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    Winter X Games 15 broadcasting on Sky 3D

    By 17 February 2011

    Sky 3D will be broadcasting the footage that ESPN 3D shot of the Winter X Games 15 in a series of programmes to be shown in February and March. The gnarly 3D action, from the event that took place in Aspen at the end of January, was originally broadcast...

  • Disney wants in on Yahoo TV widgets
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    Disney wants in on Yahoo TV widgets

    By 10 January 2011

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Walt Disney (that company, not the man) is in talks with Yahoo with a view to getting content from some of its networks embedded onto Yahoo Connected internet TVs. At the moment Yahoo's web-TV widgets (which can...

  • Sony Ericsson teams up with ESPN for Xperia goal-fest
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    Sony Ericsson teams up with ESPN for Xperia goal-fest

    By 26 October 2010

    Sony Ericsson has announced a partnership with ESPN, which means that Experia users will be able to watch all the Premier League goals and highlights directly on their handsets for free for a limited time. ESPN Goals will initially cost nothing for the...

  • Virgin Media announces new ESPN channels
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    Virgin Media announces new ESPN channels

    By 29 July 2009

    Virgin Media and ESPN have announced that a new ESPN channel will be available in both standard and high definition to Virgin Media's 3.5 million digital TV customers from 3 August. The ESPN channel will offer live Barclays Premier League and Clydesdale...

  • ESPN gets new sports video player
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    ESPN gets new sports video player

    By 22 October 2008

    Live and on-demand sports coverage from the States is soon going to be available online for sports fanatics in the UK. ESPN is launching a new online video player at www.ESPN360.com in the UK. The service is already available in more than 40 countries...