We haven't talked to Hirshey about this, but we're sure it's gonna make him find something tall to jump off of: ESPN is looking to buy broadcast rights to the English Premier League.

We can only hope they hire Dave (soc-cer?) O'Brien to broadcast it.

US sports cable network ESPN is "absolutely interested" in buying the UK rights to broadcast Premier League football, its president has said.

The comments by George Bodenheimer to the Financial Times signal efforts by the network to boost its European audience, analysts say.

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ESPN Eyes Premier League Rights [BBC News]