Live and On Demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs; Coming to LG Smart TVs
Free App available on 2012 & 2013 Samsung models
ESPN Player now available on PC, Tablet and Television
Sports fans with Samsung Smart TVs are now able to download the free ESPN Player App directly onto their TV’s from Samsung Apps. Existing subscribers to the service will simply log in with their ESPN Player username and password and be able to watch high-quality sports content on their TV. New ESPN Player subscribers will be directed to subscribe at http://www.espnplayer.com/samsung/, creating a login name and password for a single subscription that works across all available devices. The ESPN Player app is available on all 2012 and 2013 model Samsung Smart televisions in the regions.
Fans with LG Smart TV’s will soon be able to follow a similar procedure and watch ESPN Player content directly on their TV.
The news comes as ESPN Player has enjoyed 90 percent year-on-year growth in subscriptions to its ESPN College Pass subscription package in August – which features NCAA College Football (including the BCS Bowls and National Championship) as well as the coming NCAA College Basketball season (including the annual March Madness® Tournaments).
ESPN Player is ESPN’s signature broadband service in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, delivering exclusive premium sports content live and on-demand. The service offers fans more than 1500 live and on-demand events, including NCAA (National College Athletic Association) basketball and American football, winter and summer X Games, American Le Mans Series and the World Series of Poker. Subscriptions to ESPN Player are available for Daily, Weekly Monthly and Season Passes.
Charly Classen, Senior Director, Digital and Marketing, ESPN, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Bringing ESPN Player to connected TV’s is a great way to give sports fans the ability to access their subscription on the best available screen. The connected TV app is designed with user-friendliness in mind – making the experience straightforward and simple, delivering quality sport to passionate subscribers. We’re excited about this stage in the product’s development and expect to continue to grow and enhance ESPN Player in the year ahead.”
ESPN Player is has Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Pass subscriptions ranging in price from £1.99 to £99.99.