Freshfields, DLA switched on as BT buys ESPN channels in sports push
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper have taken lead roles on BT's acquisition of ESPN's UK and Ireland TV business, a deal which includes its live sports rights portfolio. Under the terms of the deal BT will acquire the ESPN and ESPN America channels and broadcast rights to the FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League and the German Bundesliga.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper have taken lead roles on BT’s acquisition of ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV business, a deal which includes its live sports rights portfolio.
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