ESPN UK to replace ESPN America

It’s been confirmed ESPN’s new UK channel won’t run side-by-side with ESPN America – it will replace ESPN America on Virgin Media, Sky and Top Up TV (digital terrestrial).

The new UK channel will be available in standard definition and high definition on Sky. There’s no word yet on whether it will be carried in HD on Virgin Media.

ESPN UK will launch on the 3rd August on Virgin Media channel 553 and Top Up TV (digital terrestrial) channel 34.

The new channel will air UK premier league football when the new season begins this year.