The new ESPN channels have arrived

The new UK version of ESPN has now appeared on channel 529, ESPN HD has appeared on channel 530 (available to V+ customers), ESPN America has moved to channel 531 (this will continue to broadcast in the UK despite earlier rumours that it would cease broadcasting when ESPN UK launched) and ESPN Classic has appeared on channel 533.

The new channels launch today, and all ESPN channels will be available free for all XL TV customers, like the Setanta Sports channels used to be. If you are on the M TV or L TV package you can subscribe to ESPN and ESPN HD for £8 per month if you already subscribe to any combination of the Sky Sports channels or £10 a month if you don’t. ESPN and ESPN HD are free for all Virgin TV customers throughout August.

You may need to restart your set top box to pick up the channel changes (turn the box off at the plug socket for 30 seconds then switch it back on again).