In a surprise move, ESPN America is now staying.
Their official website says “We are pleased to announce that ESPN America will continue to broadcast in the UK. Therefore, you can continue to watch and enjoy the unrivalled live coverage and sports action from North America 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on ESPN America. ESPN America will be available in the UK via both Sky and Virgin Media along with our other sports channels – ESPN (from 3rd August) and ESPN Classic. Please see below for how to get ESPN America on Sky and Virgin Media”.
It was thought ESPN America would be axed in the UK to make way for the new UK version of ESPN, which launches on Monday.
Please note, however, ESPN America will be removed from Top Up TV on Digital Terrestrial to make way for the new ESPN UK channel.