ESPN has secured television and digital rights with the Bundesliga, in Spanish-speaking South America, as part of a five-season deal.

The agreement sees exclusive rights for nine countries, namely: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. 

This entitles ESPN to show Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches both in English and Spanish language, alongside the German Supercup and the league’s relegation play-offs at the end of the season.

On ESPN’s recently launched Star+ platform, the broadcaster will show at least three matches per matchday to fans across the region.

The deal extends the existing collaboration between the Bundesliga and ESPN, which has seen the cable sports network provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of German top-flight matches since August 2020.

“The Bundesliga and ESPN have a strong partnership, with a rich history in South America,” a Bundesliga statement read.

“This latest announcement builds upon an existing deal with ESPN in the US and will produce significant opportunities to create synergies between both markets to further the appeal for Spanish-speaking Bundesliga fans across these territories.”

In May, ESPN saw further expansion when it acquired a media rights agreement with La Liga, which saw the service become the new English and Spanish language home for the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank in the US.

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