FC Bayern Munich and ESPN ink Historic First Content Alliance

By Sean McCaffery, May 15, 2018

The most successful team in German soccer has joined its inital worldwide content sharing deal with ESPN the US based and worlds leading sports entertainment company. This is also a first for  ESPN with a global team, ESPN has the rights to use and share the club's video, access driven features, pre and post game match reports, press briefings, team travelogue and other items over their full lineup of programming in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Rudolf Vidal, FC Bayern Munich President of the Americas stated, " ESPN is one of the world's leading sports entertainment companies with an impressive audiance. SInce opening our first international office in the U.S. our mission has always been to bring the club closer to followers across the Americas, and ESPN's reach and storytelling is an ideal platform to connect and serve our family of fans." Scott Gugliemino, ESPN Senior VIce President, Programming and Acquistions added, "This agreement provides ESPN with access to original content directly from Bayern Munich and will allow us to better serve soccer fans throughout the year." ESPN Spanish programming, Sports Center, Fuera de Juego, Jorge Ramos y su Banda, Futbol Picante, Los Capitianes, Nacion ESPN and others will have the access to video from Bayern for their Spanish speaking faithful in the USA and Latin America alike. ESPN will be the local carrier of the Internatinal Champions Cup, airing both FC Bayern games.