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ESPN Brasil
ESPN Brasil logo.svg
March 31, 1989
ESPN Brasil:
June 17, 1995
April 29, 2009
ESPN Extra:
March 24, 2016
Owned byESPN Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company 80%, Hearst Communications 20%)
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV sets)
Broadcast areaBrazil
HeadquartersSão Paulo, São Paulo
Formerly calledESPN:
Canal+ (1989-1991)
TVA Esportes (1991-1995)
ESPN HD (2009-2012)
ESPN+ (2012-2018)
SKYChannels 197 and 198 (SD)
Channels 597-600 (HD)
Claro TVChannels 70-72 (SD)
Channels 570-572 (HD)
Oi TVChannels 160-162 (HD)
Vivo TVChannels 46-48 (HD)
Algar TVChannels 460-462 (SD)
Channels 966-968 (HD)
NETChannels 70 and 71 (SD)
Channels 569-572 (HD)
Vivo TVChannels 569-572 (HD)
Streaming media

ESPN Brasil is a group of cable television network, launched in March 1989. ESPN Brasil was the first country-specific version of ESPN outside the United States, launched in June 1995. The channel has covered major sporting events, like the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics; the 1998 and 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Pan-American Games. High ratings and prestige in the segment have been marks of the channel; it also won the APCA award twice, in 1995 for "Best Sports Programming" and in 1998 for "Best Coverage of the 1998 FIFA World Cup".

Despite having a team that's regarded as one of the best in Brazilian sports broadcasting and important broadcasting rights for international competitions like La Liga, Premier League and the Bundesliga, major local series rights have historically not been present; the Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil and the states' championships are held by local Grupo Globo and SporTV. ESPN, however, has purchased the rights to broadcast the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the Copa do Brasil for TV and Campeonato Paulista, Copa Libertadores de América, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Copa Sudamericana for radio.

Recently ESPN Brasil made a partnership with Rádio Eldorado[clarification needed] to broadcast sports on radio. The new Rádio Eldorado ESPN used Eldorado's radio assets and the team of commentators from ESPN Brasil. It was renamed Rádio Estadão ESPN in 2007 due to a partnership agreement with the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.[1]

In 2005 the company incorporated ESPN International coverage, starting to broadcast in two channels. Before this date, programs such as the SportsCenter International Edition, MLB and the NFL were transmitted directly from Bristol, Connecticut, with Portuguese audio from Andre Adler, Marco Alfaro, Sergio Cesario, Roby Porto, José Inácio Werneck, and Roberto Figueroa. Since 2005, shows and games are recorded and broadcast from its studios in São Paulo, though morning schedules continue to include USA and Latin American programs.

Prior to May 2011, programs produced by ESPN Brasil generally did not use in-game score graphics, though international programs had them. Beginning that month, ESPN Brasil began using the same score and other graphics used by the US channel.

In March, the ESPN'S network in Brazil started with the broadcast 100% in HD with sports events and original programs. This is the same practice of ESPN in USA. The three channels of ESPN in Brazil is broadcast fully in HD.

In October 2013, ESPN launched a second screen app, ESPN Sync, to connect to broadcasts of football matches.[2][3]

ESPN channels in Brazil

Four separate channels of ESPN exist in Brazil:[4]

  • ESPN Brasil, the main channel, more football orientated with live debate, news and interviews.
  • ESPN, focused in international football, US-based competitions (NBA, NFL, MLB) and other sports such as rugby, tennis and golf. Also featured recorded programming like ESPN Films productions and Brazilian original productions.
  • ESPN 2, focused in international football, US-based competitions and extreme sports. Formerly called ESPN HD and ESPN+.
  • ESPN Extra, focused in international football, US-based competitions and e-sports.

ESPN Brasil significant programming rights

(Considering events broadcast by ESPN, ESPN Brasil, ESPN 2 and ESPN Extra)



Action Sports




College Sports





Gridiron Football


Horse Racing

Ice Hockey



Motor Sports

Multi-Sport Events


Rugby Union




Programs broadcast by ESPN Brasil


ESPN Brasil Staff

See also


External links

This page was last edited on 9 January 2019, at 23:49
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