ESPN America To Suspend Broadcasts In Europe, N. Africa, The Middle East On July 31
ESPN's British-based European sports network, ESPN America, revealed that it "will suspend its TV broadcasts in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East on July 31," according to DIGITALFERNSEHEN. Not affected by the network's decision are the U.K. and Ireland, as British telecom company BT bought ESPN's TV activities in the British Isles back in February. ESPN Classic "will also stop its broadcasts in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East on July 31." ESPN said that "various sporting events will continue to be available online as a livestream." In addition, ESPN revealed that "it is willing to sell several of its sports rights to other channels" (DIGITALFERNSEHEN, 5/10).