ESPN International Lands Korean Baseball Rights


ESPN has inked a deal with Eclat Media Group to bring English-language coverage of South Korea’s KBO League to Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, EMEA and select Asian markets.

“I am pleased that the KBO League will be introduced to a broader audience,” said Un-Chan Chung, commissioner of the Korea Baseball Organization. “In this uncertain time, I hope our league can be a role model to the world of sports and become a favorite brand to baseball fans globally.”

The deal covers linear and digital rights across Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, with games airing across ESPN platforms. In Canada, coverage will be available on TSN’s linear and digital platforms. In EMEA, matches will stream live and on-demand on ESPN Player. ESPN Africa will transmit the games across the continent. In the Netherlands, the KBO League will be made available on Fox Sports linear and digital platforms. Throughout most of Asia (excluding Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India), games will air on the FOX Sports Asia linear networks.

ESPN is the exclusive English-language home of KBO in the U.S.