BT Group and ESPN announced in February that they have agreed BT will acquire ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business (pending regulatory approval). These primarily comprise the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, including the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League, and German Bundesliga.
ESPN and ESPN America will continue exactly as is, unchanged, until the end of July of 2013 and you will continue to get the exact same sports content, coverage and channels – including SPL matches, the FA Cup Final, Aviva Premiership Rugby Semi-Final and Final, European football, boxing and more. You don’t need to change anything.
Additionally, an ESPN channel will continue on television next season (operated by BT) and ESPN will continue to own and operate all of its popular digital properties, including ESPN.co.uk, ESPNcricinfo, ESPNFC and more.