ESPN Goals App - now free
Beginning this season football fans can catch action from every Barclays Premier League match - within just minutes of it taking place - for free in the UK on the enhanced ESPN Goals app on a mobile device.
For fans that want to see all the goals from the Barclays Premier League, wherever they are and without waiting for hours, ESPN Goals will be the first place to see video of the action.
The essential football app for fans of the Barclays Premier League, ESPN Goals will feature:
• Video of goals and match action from every Barclays Premier League match all season long
• Live scores, and fixtures from around the league
• Additional video including match previews, weekend round-ups and ESPN interviews
• An enhanced, easy-to-use video-led interface
• Video alerts: ESPN Goals sends fans notifications alerting them when goals are scored
ESPN Goals is available at no cost to football fans via Apple iTunes, Android Market, Nokia's OVI Store, the Blackberry App World, and Windows Phone Marketplace - expanding to two new platforms in its second season, covering the entire range of major smartphone platforms. For information, go to www.espngoals.com.
"Let's face it, fans are busier than ever and can't be in front of the TV or at the stadium for all the matches as we'd like. At ESPN, we understand that fans want their football wherever they are," said Tom Gleeson, vice president, digital media, ESPN International. "The new, free ESPN Goals app delivers Premier League fans the essential mobile app, keeping them connected to all the goals and highlights, all season long.
"In its first season ESPN Goals showed advertisers the audience that they can reach on mobile. In season two we want to connect even more fans to all the goals from every match in the Barclays Premier League."
ESPN Goals adds to ESPN's already broad and fast-growing football offering to UK fans, across television, computer and mobile screens. On television this season, ESPN and ESPN HD will feature live coverage of the Barclays Premier League, the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, the German Bundesliga, key pre-season football friendlies, international friendlies and UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers for Germany and France.
Online, ESPNsoccernet is among the leading football destinations globally, covering the world's game for the world's football fans including outstanding coverage of all UK and European football. Offering fans a mix of news, live scores, video and audio, comment, games, social media connectivity and more. For UK fans ESPN.co.uk brings coverage of UK and European football through a local lens - combining original UK content with the best from ESPN's other global sites.
ESPN's mobile services are already well-established with UK fans, with an audience of hundreds of thousands of users every month on mobile devices, and having grown 177% year-on-year - far outpacing the mobile sports category (up 43%).
In-match clips will consist of 4x30 second video clips per half, or more if additional goals are scored. The first half video clips are also available during half-time, whilst second half clips will be available for up to 15 minutes after the final whistle.
Match packages are available for all 380 Barclays Premier League games and will be between 1 - 2 minutes in duration. The match packages will be removed 36 hours after the final whistle.
Round-up packages will generally be available until the following Friday. If prior to the Friday, two or more matches are played on the same day, all round up packages will be removed 60 minutes before the first game kicks off.
Match Day Preview Packages:
Match day preview packages will generally be available between 12 - 24 hours before the match is played. The preview package will be removed 60 minutes prior to kick-off for the game.
• Goals footage is near-live with goals available shortly after being scored except for footage from matches on Saturday from 3pm, this is due to UEFA restrictions. Footage from these matches is available from approximately 5.15pm Saturday.
For optimum viewing ESPN Goals should be used in areas where a strong 3G signal or wireless network is available, due to mobile network capacity issues users may experience difficulty accessing video in congested areas such as football stadiums.