Disney’s ESPN Forges Landmark Deal With Global Polo Entertainment

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December 3, 2021 Updated: December 3, 2021

Global Polo Entertainment disclosed a landmark deal with The Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN. The financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

This multi-faceted agreement will bring the finals of the top seven U.S. and World Championship polo events in 2022 to ESPN.

All games will be distributed on ESPN2, ESPNU, or streamed live on ESPN3.

In 2022, ESPN will distribute the 2022 Gauntlet of Polo, the number-one-rated U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship, and the 2022 FIP World Polo Championship on ESPN3 and ESPN2, all for the very first time.

The semi-finals and finals of the 100th Men’s and Women’s National Intercollegiate Championship will air for the first time on ESPNU.

This agreement also includes the 30-minute, made-for-television series World of Polo, presented by U.S. Polo Association, and which will be available on ESPN’s VOD platform.

USPAGL manages U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States.

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