ESPN has bought The Big Daddy, a network of ESPN2 and ESPNU that was first launched in 2016.
The deal with ESPN is for 20 years and covers all content, including live games, pre- and post-game interviews, digital content and a full suite of streaming services, ESPN said in a statement.
“The Big Daddy is the biggest, most trusted platform in the sport,” said Bill O’Brien, ESPN president.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our fans and ESPN employees and a testament to the strength of our partnership with the network,” ESPN CEO Jim Bowden added.
The network will now also carry ESPN’s live streaming and digital content, which will be available in its entirety to ESPN’s subscribers.