ESPN is to launch ESPNU and SEC Network in LATAM through a distribution agreement with Mexico’s Totalplay.
The channels will be made available to fans and followers of college sports on the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV operator which is available in 20 cities throughout the country. The deal marks the first agreement of both networks outside the US.
Launched in 2005, ESPNU is ESPN’s 24/7 college sports television network, and SEC Network is devoted to covering collegiate sports in the Southeastern Conference, a college athletic conference whose member institution are located primarily in the Southern part of the US.
“ESPNU and SEC Network offer the best of college sports and we are excited to make both networks available to Totalplay customers in Mexico,” said Gerardo Casanova, VP, ESPN Media Networks. “Together, ESPNU and SEC Network will immediately offer college sports fans in Mexico more than 1,000 exclusive live events, including regular-season football games, men’s and women’s basketball games and soccer.”
added Hugo Adrian Hernandez, content director, Totalplay. “At Totalplay we always look for the best experience for our users, and incorporating these new channels reinforces this commitment. We are very enthusiastic to continue offering differentiated services to our clients and to strengthen strategic alliances between two important companies with the same goal, which is to always look for the greatest satisfaction in what we offer.”