Originally Posted by Yachtzee
One one hand, that could be good, in that it would mean live EPL matches in HD on ABC on the weekends. On the other, hand, it could mean a significant decrease in the number of EPL matches available on TV. I hope it means greater access to soccer and more exposure for the MLS. Maybe they could even work a weekly highlights program into their coverage.
I haven't read anything about it recently, but I remember reading a while back that ESPN was going to convert ESPN Classic into ESPN3 or ESPN World and would make EPL games the centerpiece of the "new" network.
I tend to think EPL on ESPN is going to be a reality. Their coverage of the Euro Cup this summer looks and smells an awful lot like a dry-run for future soccer coverage. They devoted a LOT of resources to promoting it, including nightly recap shows and prominent slotting on SportsCenter during the tournament.
The idea certainly doesn't seem as far fetched as it once did.