ESPN FC to Deliver Innovative Multi-Platform Coverage for Transfer Deadline Day Worldwide
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Live Exclusive Digital Studio Show – ESPN FC Transfer Deadline Day Special – Accessible on ESPNFC.com, ESPN.com and ESPN.co.uk on September 1
On September 1, soccer fans worldwide will be able to experience an innovative offering of breaking news, analysis and commentary from ESPN FC for Transfer Deadline Day – both live and on-demand across platforms.
Comprehensive global coverage will begin at 3 a.m. EDT with up-to-the-minute digital and video content from ESPN FC’s UK studio. Coverage will continue at 9 a.m. with ESPN FC columnist Gabriele Marcotti live from Bristol, Conn. with complete analysis and rapid reaction on the latest breaking transfer news. Marcotti will continue to provide live updates across digital platforms throughout the mornings worldwide.
“Some clubs are like teenagers – they like to procrastinate and often rush things at the last minute,” said Marcotti. “History shows us that some pretty significant business gets done in the last 48 hours of the window.”
ESPN FC writers and contributors stationed around the world will participate in whiparound coverage for its live exclusive digital show – ESPN FC Transfer Deadline Day Special – streamed globally across ESPNFC.com, ESPN.com and ESPN.co.uk from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The show will also be telecasted on ESPN Caribbean and ESPN Oceania. Guests joining featured analyst Marcotti in-studio include Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol. On-site reporting will feature Spain’s La Liga columnist Sid Lowe live from Madrid, reporters Alison Bender and Stewart Robson on location in Manchester, commentator Ian Darke live in-studio from London and German Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein. Additionally, ESPN FC English Premier League correspondent Miguel Delaney and contributor Peter O’Rourke will provide phone updates live from the field. The team’s on-air reporting will continue throughout the day, culminating with ESPN FC’s live telecast at 6 p.m. on ESPNEWS and via WatchESPN.
Additional cross-platform reporting from ESPN FC throughout the day – including analysis, reaction and updates – will include:
- Premier League – Delaney and O’Rourke with correspondents including Richard Jolly (Manchester United, Manchester City) and Mike Whalley (Liverpool, Everton)
- La Liga – Lowe with writer Dermot Corrigan
- Bundesliga – Honigstein
- Italian Serie A – Marcotti with contributors Ben Gladwell and James Horncastle
- France’s Ligue 1 – contributor Julien Laurens
Soccer fans will be able to engage with ESPN FC throughout the day via live transfer blogs, chats and video updates from the UK and US studios on ESPNFC.com globally with integrations across ESPN.com and ESPN.co.uk. They will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts throughout the day by engaging and interacting across social platforms. The best comments and insights will be curated and shared globally across ESPN FC’s coverage.