ESPN’s Bundesliga Free Weekend

Posted on February 1, 2012


ESPN will be free to over 20 million households in the UK and Ireland this weekend with a great line-up of live action.

From Friday 3rd February to Sunday 5th February, ESPN and ESPN HD will be free to those using Virgin Media, Sky, Top-up TV and BT Vision in the UK and Ireland.

Jeroen Oerlemans, ESPN Vice President, TV Channels Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: “Millions of UK fans have already discovered the great range of great sport ESPN offers – from the Barclays Premier League to Serie A, to cricket, darts, motorsports and UFC.

“This is a great opportunity for us to introduce that to millions more and let them sample the programming ESPN has on offer.”

The live weekend will give viewers access to four live Italian Serie A matches, two German Bundesliga ties and game from the Barclays Premier League, as well as, discussion shows such as Talk of the Terrace and Pardon the Interruption.

Bundesliga action:

On Friday, ESPN will show live coverage of the Bundesliga’s Friday evening clash between FC Nurnberg and Borussia Dortmund from 7.30pm. ESPN’s Sunday offering in the Bundesliga this weekend is 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Cologne, which starts at 4.15pm.

Sunday also includes a brand new programming schedule on ESPN with nine hours of live studio and sport.

The new-look Sunday schedule also includes pre-match, half-time and post-match analysis of the live match with previews, analysis and much more.

Throughout the day, each programme will feed directly to the next, providing a full day of live sport and studio programming.

ESPN’s live Sunday sport coverage will vary from week to week depending on schedules, but will often be anchored by multiple live football matches from around Europe and the UK, including action from some combination of the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga, Clydesdale Bank Premier League and more.

That will be joined some weekends by other live sports coverage including Aviva Premiership and Top 14 Ruby, WRC and more.

To find out more about ESPN’s free weekend, visit:

Posted in: News