ESPN Classic to Launch on Noos

11/28/2002 3:38 AM Eastern

ESPN Classic will launch on Lyonnaise Communications' Noos Dec. 10, making the 24-hour sports network available to cable-TV audiences in Paris for the first time.

The network will be available on the digital tier in Paris and other Ile-de-France cities. The new deal will boost the network's carriage to more than 4 million homes in France.

The network, which focuses on classic moments in sports, has been localized to include a number of great moments in French sports, including the 1998 World Cup Victory and the 1997 Tour de France.

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