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American Athletic Conference on ESPN+

POSTED: September 14, 2020 -- 4:15 p.m. CT

In Spring 2019, the American Athletic Conference and ESPN agreed to a 12-year media rights extension beginning in 2020-21. Under the agreement of the extension, hundreds of additional American Athletic Conference sports events annually will be distributed on the ESPN+ digital platform.

In addition to the American Athletic Conference (The American), ESPN+ has agreements with more than 20 leading college athletic conferences, offering fans thousands of live events from the Big 12, America East, ASUN, Atlantic 10, Big South, Conference USA, ECAC Hockey, Horizon, The Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, NEC, Ohio Valley, Southern, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, WAC and more.

At least 1,000 events for The American will be featured on the platform beginning in 2022-23 and in each subsequent year of the contract. In the first two years, 1,250 events (500 in 2020-21 and 750 in 2021-22) will be distributed on ESPN+.

Beyond college sports, ESPN+ programming features exclusive UFC and Top Rank boxing events, MLB and NHL games, top professional domestic and international soccer, Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, and more, as well as exclusive ESPN+ Original series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning "30 for 30" Films.

For just $5.99 a month (or $49.99 per year), ESPN+ subscribers will get thousands of live events and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. ESPN+ programming features exclusive UFC and Top Rank boxing events, MLB and NHL games, top professional domestic and international soccer, Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, and more, as well as exclusive ESPN+ Original series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning "30 for 30" films.


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