U.S. sports cable giant ESPN began broadcasting South Korean baseball games to its American audience, starting with the first day of the season on Tuesday.
The Korea Baseball Organization announced that ESPN has struck a deal with Eclat, the Korean company with international distribution rights to KBO games.
ESPN will air one game per day and six games per week, with the opening day game yesterday between the Samsung Lions and the NC Dinos.
The KBO said ESPN will also offer KBO highlights.
Scheduled games to be broadcast are:
May 6 – Doosan vs. LG
May 7 – NC vs. Samsung
May 8 – KIA vs. Samsung
May 9 – LG vs. NC
May 10 – LG vs. NC