ESPN+, ESPN's pay streaming service, reached multi-year media agreements with three more leagues – Australia’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, the Chinese Super League and
the Dutch Eredivisie.
That's more than 300 more matches per season that ESPN+ will air:
-- Australia: 140 A-League matches October through April, at least 17 W-League
(women’s league) matches October through February, plus one FFA Cup match per round.
-- China: 60 Super League matches from March through November.
-- Netherlands: 102 Eredivisie
regular-season matches (three per week) from August through May.
ESPN+ already carries MLS, the USL and college games as well as the English League Championship and new UEFA Nations
League and recently added Italy's Serie A
agreement further boosts the position of ESPN+ as the leading new platform for live soccer matches in the U.S.,” said Burke Magnus
, ESPN's executive vice president, programming and
scheduling. “These leagues join a lineup of hundreds of top-division live matches from Europe and North America, along with a strong lineup of original and studio soccer programming.”
ESPN+ launched in April for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year).