iHeartMedia reached a multiyear agreement with ESPN, bringing The Worldwide Leader in Sports to its platform. Previously, ESPN Radio shows were streamed only on the ESPN app, now consumers have the option of using the free iHeartRadio service on their smartphone, tablet, smart speakers, television and other devices to listen to ESPN audio.
“We are consistently looking for new ways to give fans access to ESPN Audio’s tremendous content,” said ESPN Senior Vice President, Audio and Talent, Traug Keller via the press release. “iHeartRadio, with its expansive network and reach, will help us bring new listeners into the fold and give current fans yet another way to enjoy their sports content, anytime, anywhere.”
All national shows on the ESPN Radio Network as well as programs from ESPN’s locally owned stations and all iHeartMedia-owned ESPN Radio affiliates will be available for live-streaming via iHeartRadio.
In addition to live ESPN Radio shows, iHeartRadio listeners will also have on-demand access to ESPN’s full slate of podcasts, including The Right Time with Bomani Jones, Sports? With Katie Nolan, Fantasy Focus Football and 30 for 30 Podcasts.
“iHeartRadio prides itself on being everywhere our listeners are with the content they love most,” said Chris Williams, Chief Product Officer for iHeartMedia. “ESPN Audio is a top destination for all things sports and this partnership allows us to offer even more programming and on demand offerings to our millions of listeners nationwide, making iHeartRadio the go to destination for all things audio.”