ESPN+ adds Swedish, Danish and Indian leagues to soccer portfolio
ESPN, the US sports broadcaster owned by Walt Disney, has further swelled the portfolio of ESPN+, its new over-the-top subscription service, with rights to the top soccer leagues in Sweden, Denmark and India.
Season five of the Indian Super League got under way this week, and ESPN+ is streaming five games per week, totalling 60 for the season.
Sportcal reported last month that ESPN+ had snapped up broadcast rights in USA to the Coppa Italia, Italian soccer’s knockout clubs tournament, and the Supercoppa, the annual match between the winners of Serie A and the national cup.
Its showpiece rights in USA are Serie A for the next three seasons, but it has also supplemented that with the top soccer leagues in Australia, China and the Netherlands and England's knockout FA Cup.
ESPN+ went live in April at a cost of $4.99 per month.