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 in the UK.

The service is already available in more than 40 countries and launched in continental Europe in January.

It delivers free news, highlights, analysis and interviews from the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Football League, golf, tennis and X Games - so is a great way of getting your sports fix even when you're supposed to be working.

The service also includes a subscription package offering video on demand access and live streaming of more than 1000 NHL regular season games, as well as the Playoffs and the Stanley Cup Final.

Siubscribers will also get 200 live and on-demand NCAA Football regular season and bowl games and 200 NCAA Basketball games from the beginning of the season in November.

And you also get match analysis from ESPN's programmes - Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn and Mike and Mike in the Morning.