The NFL has been expanding its reach to new markets as the National Football League (NFL) looks to expand its reach across digital platforms and digital platforms.
ESPN has been one of the first digital networks to jump on the bandwagon and is expected to announce the launch of a new digital channel in 2019.
The move is expected, with ESPN expected to begin airing the NFL Network as early as 2019, the company has announced.ESPN has a total of 27 properties and nearly 40 million subscribers across a variety of sports and entertainment channels.ESPN’s move to launch a digital channel, which is the NFL’s flagship network, marks the company’s third such foray into digital platforms since it launched its ESPN.com platform in 2012.
ESPN is also expected to add more digital properties, including the NFL Insider and the NFL on ESPN digital platforms in the coming months.
The network is also in the process of building a sports and news network that will offer fans the opportunity to connect with their favorite team, players, and teams in a more immersive way.ESPN CEO John Skipper is a longtime advocate of digital, saying in a statement that the digital revolution will usher in an era of unparalleled entertainment for fans, as well as new ways to engage with the sports industry and connect with fans via social media.