ESPN enters Mobile Distribution Agreement with LIME in Jamaica
ESPN’s Live Coverage of English Premier League, NBA and X Games Available
Miami, FL March 28, 2011 - ESPN has entered into an agreement for mobile distribution in Jamaica with Caribbean communications company, Lime, it was announced by Bernard Stewart, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Caribbean and Maritime Media, and Stephen Price, LIME Regional Special Projects Manager.
Under the terms of the agreement, LIME will carry ESPN on its mobile network servicing Jamaica, providing LIVE coverage of English Premier League and NBA games and X Games Competition, which also are carried on ESPN’s Caribbean Television Networks. In addition, LIME will carry an average of 15 ESPN general sports clips per day.
“We are delighted to provide sports fans in Jamaica with LIME’s mobile platform to receive ESPN programming,” said Stewart. “LIME’s network will be a terrific vehicle for Jamaican sports enthusiasts to follow their favorite teams and athletes.”
“The English Premier League and NBA are sporting events that Jamaicans are very enthusiastic about and so LIME is very proud to be partnering with ESPN on this venture” said Stephen Price, LIME Regional Special Projects Manager.
“With the advent of LIME Mobile TV, which was recently launched in Jamaica, this agreement will enhance LIME’s ability to provide sporting fans with live, on-the-go coverage of their favorite games” Price added.
ESPN International, a division of ESPN, Inc. ESPN International has grown to include ownership — in whole or in part — of 46 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of brand extension businesses, which allow ESPN to reach fans in over 200 countries and territories. ESPN International business entities include television, radio, print, internet, broadband, wireless, consumer products, and event management. ESPN International and its holdings maintain offices or production facilities in key locations around the world including Bangalore, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Miami, Montpellier, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taiwan, and Toronto. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
LIME is the Caribbean's largest telecommunications company with a proud history in the region, and which is always working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise—building, connecting and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, one of the world's leading communications companies.