KBO League Live: Korean Baseball League to Be Live on ESPN: The Korean Baseball League has reached an agreement with ESPN to broadcast KBO League matches live.
KBO League Live
After a long time without MLB and different baseball leagues around the world, we finally have good news from ESPN, who will be broadcasting the games of the Korean Baseball League from May 6, 2020.
These games will be broadcast 6 days a week from 01:00 am.
Korean Baseball League to Be Live on ESPN
Although the exact format of the live broadcast coordination of each game has not been revealed, at least we know that we will have baseball for a long time, and one of the best leagues in the world, of course, after MLB.
Broadcast hours of the first match:
- 01:00 am United States
- 01:00 am Dominican Republic
- 00:00 am Mexico
- 01:00 am Puerto Rico
At the same moment, but at different times, we will finally have some baseball to watch, since the game drought has been long.
ESPN will televise the South Korean Professional League (KBO) baseball games during the upcoming 2020 season, beginning with League Opening Day on Tuesday.
ESPN will become the league’s exclusive English home as part of a deal with Eclat Media Group, announced Monday, and will televise six regular-season games per week.
“We are delighted to become the KBO League’s exclusive English home and showcase its compelling action and high level of proficiency,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president of programming for ESPN. “We have a long history of documenting the game of baseball and are excited to offer these live events to sports fans.”
The season opener game between the NC Dinos and the Samsung Lions will air on ESPN at 1 am ET on Tuesday.
Most of the other games will air on ESPN2 at 5:30 am ET Tuesday through Friday, 4 am ET on Saturdays, and 1 am ET on Sundays.
Live. Baseball. 🍿
The Korean Baseball League will be live on ESPN six days a week starting tomorrow at 1am ET. pic.twitter.com/uy2hnqzxf1
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) May 4, 2020
“The KBO League is one of the best baseball leagues with world-class players and many exciting initiatives,” said KBO Commissioner Un-Chan Chung.
“During this unprecedented and difficult time, I hope the KBO League can bring comfort to communities and provide guidance to the world of sports. I am pleased that the KBO League can be presented globally, and I hope this is an opportunity for the development of our league and sport. “