i wouldn't doubt it if ESPN were launching an all football channel. there was talk of this during the world cup, and the ratings for their saturday morning coverage of the barclays premier league are through the roof. they have bought rights to EPL games for the next 3 seasons, and IIRC they have rights to the UEFA Euro 2012 championship. plus, ESPN became available in the UK last season when Setanta went tits up. seems to make sense.