LIME TV Customers Enjoy Sports Whenever, Wherever With ESPNPlay.com
St. Lucia – August 8, 2012 – LIME TV customers in St. Lucia now have another medium to access sports online whenever and wherever they wish: via ESPNPlay.com on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. Customers can access ESPNPlay.com free of charge at www.espnplay.com by selecting the LIME icon, or by logging onto limetv.com.
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ESPNPlay.com is ESPN Caribbean’s live broadband sports network and it offers 24/7 access to live global sports events online. It is currently also available to LIME TV customers in Barbados. LIME plans to offer ESPNPlay.com to LIME TV customers in other territories soon.
With ESPNPlay.com, fans can toggle between events in a main viewing window, and with a single click, jump to another event. Video can be expanded to full screen or reduced to a compact size. The site also has a pop-up window.
ESPNPlay.com features live online sports viewing from a broad array of global events, including cricket, football, tennis and baseball. Some games are available live while others are broadband-enhanced versions of games from ESPN Caribbean’s two TV networks.
In many cases games and events are available for replay varying from 24 hours to more than a week after the original airing, depending on the sport. Also, ESPNPlay.com presents live games and events not available on ESPN’s Caribbean television networks, such as additional NCAA basketball games, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships; additional Europa League and Bundesliga football games; extra courts for all Grand Slam tennis tournaments and extra holes for Golf Majors such as the British Open, The Masters and U.S. Open. Also available are additional American college football and Canadian Football League games.
LIME Head of Marketing & Communications, Laurencia Cadette, said, "Our goal is to help LIMETV customers stay connected to their favourite sports programs by enabling them to access those broadcasts through a variety of mediums anytime they wish, from anywhere. That’s why we’re so focused on innovation and service enhancement, because we want every LIME product they use to be a great experience.”
Bernard Stewart, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Caribbean and Maritime, said, “We are delighted that LIME is expanding its distribution of ESPNPlay.com to its subscribers in St. Lucia. With ESPNPlay.com, sports fans can watch the programs they want to see when they want to see them. ESPNPlay.com underscores ESPN’s commitment to providing a tailored programming line-up for the Caribbean market and 24/7 access to that programming with a click of a toggle.”
ESPNPlay.com programming for the Caribbean region features:
- Cricket: Caribbean T20, Caribbean Regional Super50, Nokia Champions League T20, and ICC
Events: 2015 Cricket World Cup, U-19 Cricket World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy, Women’s Cricket World Cup
- Football: English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, Bundesliga, Dutch, Brazilian Paulista & Brasileirao, World Cup Qualifiers, other international competitions
- Baseball: MLB, College Baseball
- Basketball: 1,400+ Men’s and Women’s College Basketball games, NBA, High School
- American Football: 400+ College Football games, Bowl Championship Series, Canadian Football League
- NCAA Championships: Lacrosse, Hockey, Baseball, Football, Softball, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field
- Tennis: 2,000+ hours of multi-court coverage of Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, ATP World Tour Masters 1000
- Golf: Extensive coverage of the US Open, The Masters, The Open Championship and PGA Tour
- Motorsports: IndyCar, MotoGP, American Le Mans Series, AMA Motocross
- Rugby: The Rugby Championship, 6 Nations, International Test Matches, Heineken Cup, AVIVA Premiership Rugby, Super Rugby
- Additional Sports: Summer & Winter X Games
About ESPN Caribbean and ESPN International
ESPN Caribbean is part of ESPN International, a division of ESPN, Inc. ESPN International has grown to include ownership —in whole or in part— of 48 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 Caribbean business entities include two television networks ESPN Caribbean and ESPN 2 Caribbean, radio, Internet, broadband, wireless and special events.
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 of 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.