ESPN Acquires U.S. Media Rights For 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations
ESPN has acquired the U.S. media rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations football championship. ESPN3 will be the primary home for live presentation of the three-week tournament in South Africa, which started Saturday and runs through Feb. 10. ESPN Deportes will televise the semifinals and final matches on delay. This is the first time the Africa Cup of Nations will be available in the U.S. via a media platform reaching a mass audience. The agreement includes access to match highlights across ESPN media platforms such as ESPN FC (ESPN).