ESPN, the largest sports-oriented television network owned by The Walt Disney Company could air padel and more particularly the FIP QSI Tower starting this year.
The competition is tough with Fox Sports. therefore, this would be an opportunity for ESPN to get their hands on the padel cheaper.
ESPN+, the ESPN group's platform, could be the main tool for broadcasting the main competitions of the official circuit of the International Football Federation. Padel.
ESPN in the padel, possible?
According to Le Point newspaper, “ ESPN is the best-known sports TV brand in the world“. If this information were confirmed, it would be a big blow for the FIP and the padel World.
Next week, the International Federation of padel (FIP) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) are expected to make further announcements regarding this partnership.
If there is no doubt that Bein Sport will also very logically be one of the major broadcasters of the padel in France as well as internationally, another major broadcaster could join the party, it is one of the broadcasters whose sports brand is one of the best known in the world: ESPN.
Bein Sport and ESPN: it would not be so surprising
If this information is confirmed, it would not really be a surprise. Indeed Bein Sport and ESPN have already been working together for many years.
Like for example this recent agreement in 2021 between ESPN and beIN SPORTS for a period of 2 years concerning the rebroadcast by Bein Sport in France of the elite of basketball and American university football (the NCAA College Football and the NCAA College Basketball).
Wait and see ...
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.