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Who are ESPN?

Based in Bristol (CT), on the East coast of the USA, ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. For more information about ESPN’s presence in Australia and New Zealand, visit the About Us page now. 

What can I watch on ESPN?

ESPN Australia is well known for its unmatched coverage of international sports. From the US there's NFL Football including The Super Bowl, NBA Basketball, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NHRA Drag racing, AMA Supercross, as well as NCAA American College Football, College Basketball, Breeders’ Cup, X GAMES and high quality studio shows.

Then from across the Atlantic we bring ESPN’s European Football coverage with the RBS 6 NATIONS, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and Spanish La Liga. 

But ESPN offers far more than overseas broadcasts, with plenty of comment and opinion from our expert Australian studio team. Watch SportsCenter Australia with Jason Bennett, Thai Neave and Ant Howard. Then add in PTI Australia  with Sam Kekovich and Russ Barwick as well as our ongoing exclusive series presented by Jason Bennett, Aussies Abroad.

  • For a full list of ESPN broadcasts, including upcoming events, go to: Sports.
  • For the full list of ESPN shows, go to: Shows and Presenters.
  • For the latest Programming schedules go to: What’s On
  • ESPN is looking to show more sports and we’re always keen to hear from our viewers.
  • To make a suggestion use the form below.
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Why are certain sporting events not available on all ESPN networks?

This is because of the TV broadcasting rights agreements. There are times when ESPN only has rights to air certain events in a specific territory, which means we can't broadcast them to ALL ESPN networks.  

I have a decoder/satellite/antenna, how can I access ESPN's international signal?

Only a licensed broadcaster to receive the ESPN International signal. The signal is encrypted (scrambled) and decoders are not sold or authorised for individual satellite or decoder owners.

Why does the programming change from what was originally scheduled and promoted?

There are two main reasons. Firstly, the very nature of sports means that changes to the schedule can sometimes happen – due to weather for instance. And then there can also be technical issues, such as a program not arriving in time for its allotted slot, or broadcast quality issues.

Why are local sports events are not getting sufficient coverage?

ESPN focuses the best in international sports for our various regional channels. Although we also attempt to secure broadcast rights to local events, the program rights are not always available to us.

Why are the electronic program guides or local publication schedules for ESPN incorrect?

Due to last-minute changes and publishing deadlines, it's not always possible to advise individual publications or guides of late changes. To make sure you have the latest schedule, we recommend checking our website regularly.

Can I see ESPN Classic, ESPN Now, ESPN Extra and ESPN News in my country?

At this point in time, these channels and services are only available in the United States. Check with your local cable or satellite operator to determine what is available in your area or visit the Get ESPN page now.

During sporting events, we hear or see promotions for upcoming events and when we tune in, the programming is not there. Why?

Because many of our sports are broadcast live, we often simulcast with the ESPN US domestic channels. During these broadcasts, the US domestic channel will promote upcoming programs that relate that channel in the US. Please continue to check the local ESPN schedule to confirm programming and schedules for Australia.

How can I keep up with what’s on ESPN?

The easiest way to keep up-to-date with our programming is to check out our local guide. For frequent news and updates from ESPN, sign up to our newsletter [Link #9].

How do I give feedback to ESPN?

We’re always keen to hear from you – whether it is a compliment, complaint or even a suggestion. To provide feedback, simply fill out the contact us form below. Rest assured, we’ll read every message. However please note that we can't guarantee an individual response to each piece of feedback.

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