ESPN Player Expands Offering with Docs


ESPN Films documentaries have launched on the streaming service ESPN Player in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The sports documentaries can be streamed on-demand by subscribers to any of ESPN Player’s packages, which also offer NCAA sports, IndyCar, X Games and a host of other events. A total of 15 films are currently available on ESPN Player, with new films introduced each month. Many of the films will come from the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Films from the SEC Storied series, such as The Book of Manning and the Nine for XI films series celebrating stories from across women’s sports, will also be available.

The selection of films will rotate monthly. The first films available at launch include You Don’t Know Bo, Unmatched, The House of Steinbrenner and This is What They Want. Other films that are currently available are The Legend of Jimmy the Greek, Run Ricky Run, Rand University, Brothers in Exile, When the Garden Was Eden, Survive and Advance, The ’85 Bears, Miracles on the Plains and 40 Minutes of Hell.

Charly Classen, the VP and general manager of ESPN EMEA, said: “ESPN Films has redefined sports documentaries, raising the levels of production and storytelling to new heights. The quality of the series is such that they can be enjoyed by fans or non-sports fans alike, so we’re delighted to make them accessible to subscribers across EMEA.”