ESPN launches second network ESPN+ in Argentina

ESPN has launched ESPN+ (pronounced "ESPN ms"), its the second 24-hour sports network to serve Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

ESPN+, to be presented in Spanish, will complement sister network ESPN Latin America, which has been in Argentina since 1989. While ESPN Latin America will continue to feature a wide variety of the best of international sports leagues and events, ESPN+ will offer a strong line-up of local and regional sports programming including the best of Argentine National Team competitions in rugby, soccer, basketball (highlighted by the 2002 World Championship in Indianapolis) and volleyball (featuring the 2002 World Championship in Argentina).

The programming flexibility of ESPN+ will also allow it to provide enhanced coverage of Spanish League Football and UEFA Champions League Football. The arrival of ESPN+ also allows for the debut of several new live editions of SportsCenter, Latin Americas preeminent sports news and information programme. ESPN+ will offer live editions of SportsCenter Monday to Friday at 8:00 pm and three times per day on Saturday and Sunday (2:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 8:00 pm).

In addition, the original midnight edition of SportsCenter will now be simulcast on both ESPN+ and ESPN Latin America.

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