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ELEVEN SPORTS TO SERVE UP LAVER CUP TENNIS IN BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has secured LIVE and EXCLUSIVE rights to the inaugural Laver Cup in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The new three-day tennis tournament will see team Europe take on a team from the rest of the world at the O2 arena, Prague, from 22-24 September 2017. Each team will be comprised of six of the world’s best players including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, John Isner and Nick Kyrgios. They will be led by team captains; Björn Borg (Europe) and John McEnroe (USA).

“The Laver Cup is an innovative concept and we are looking forward to working with the organisers to help unlock the potential and develop the reach of this exciting event among sports fans in Belgium and Luxembourg,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “This is a fantastic addition to our very strong offer and a wonderful opportunity to showcase more thrilling sport in countries where Tennis is very popular.”

The location of the Laver Cup will rotate between Europe and the rest of the world cities each year. In 2018 the event will be played in the USA. More information regarding the event can be accessed here: https://lavercup.com/

ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Belgium and Luxembourg will have access to every match from the 2017 Laver Cup in addition to several ATP 250 tennis events, premium football action including La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, world-class MMA from UFC and Cage Warriors and other sports that are popular in the local market including Euro Hockey League, Champions League Handball, Premier League Darts and the World Cup of Darts.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to over 15 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

 

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ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES RIGHTS TO WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MULTIPLE MARKETS

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Global sports platform, ELEVEN SPORTS, has secured LIVE and EXCLUSIVE rights to the 2017 and 2018 IJF World Judo Championships in Belgium, Luxembourg and USA. ELEVEN SPORTS also has LIVE rights in Italy.

ELEVEN has been showing coverage of the 2017 edition since it began on Monday 28 August in Budapest, Hungary, and will continue to do so through to the end of the championships on 3 September.

The 2018 event will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

ELEVEN SPORTS will also show the 2017 and 2018 IJF World Judo Tours exclusively in the same territories.

“We are very pleased to bring international sporting action from the IJF World Judo Championships to fans across our multiple markets,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “ELEVEN SPORTS aims to meet un-met demand, making underserved and niche content available to fans everywhere. This acquisition helps us achieve this goal.”

Across its seven markets, ELEVEN SPORTS brings fans LIVE coverage of premium sporting action including; English Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga Santander, Formula One, NFL, NBA, Serie A TIM, and Ligue 1, as well as sports that are popular in their local markets including; Elite League British Speedway (Poland), Lamigo Monkeys (Taiwan), Euro Hockey League (Belgium), Badminton Asia Championships (Singapore and Taiwan) and much more.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to over 15 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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TAIWAN FOLLOWS BELGIUM AS THE LATEST ELEVEN SPORTS MARKET TO SECURE LIVE & EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR

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Taiwan has become the latest ELEVEN SPORTS market to secure LIVE and EXCLUSIVE online coverage of the blockbuster super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The announcement follows the news last week that ELEVEN SPORTS had acquired the rights to show the fight featuring undefeated boxing world champion Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion McGregor exclusively live in Belgium.

The agreement further strengthens ELEVEN’s fight sports portfolio as it comes on the heels of the acquisition of rights to show all UFC events in Belgium on top of the multi-year agreement struck at the start of 2017 with Cage Warriors to show every event across all of ELEVEN’s markets in Europe and Asia.

“We are committed to delivering world-class, premium sports entertainment for the fans and we are thrilled to bring this super fight exclusively live to fans in Taiwan and Belgium,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS“Coming on the back of our acquisition of rights to Cage Warriors across multiple markets and UFC in Belgium, this announcement underlines our commitment to growing and promoting fight sports while also creating a go-to destination that a growing and loyal fanbase can call home.”

Fans in Taiwan can secure exclusive online access to the fight, including the full undercard, via a FIGHT PASS subscription for a one-time payment of NT$199. Alternatively, an annual pass can be purchased for NT$719.

This will provide subscribers with coverage of Mayweather vs. McGregor plus full access to the world-class, premium action available on ELEVEN SPORTS in Taiwan including Premier League, Serie A, and Cage Warriors, as well as other sports that are popular in the local market including Lamigo Monkeys, Hanshin Tigers and top action from FIBA World Cup.

Existing annual pass subscribers will also have full access to the fight.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to over 15 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES RIGHTS TO ISA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS IN MULTIPLE MARKETS

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ELEVEN SPORTS has secured rights in Belgium, Luxembourg, Singapore, Taiwan and USA to thrilling action from one of the newest Olympic sports following an agreement with the International Surfing Association (ISA).

As part of the agreement, ELEVEN has acquired highlights to the ISA’s premier events in 2017 including:

  • 2017 ISA World Surfing Games: 21-28 May 2017, Biarritz France
  • 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship: 1-10 September 2017, Vorupør & Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship: 23 September – 1 October, Hyuga, Japan
  • 2017 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship: 29 November – 3 December, La Jolla, California, USA

Done with the support of the ISA’s media distribution partner, Broadreach Media, the agreement to show action from Surfing and SUP – lifestyle sports with growing levels of engagement globally – fits ELEVEN’s strategy to reach young viewers across its markets.

“We are very pleased to add more top international content across multiple markets from a contemporary sport at the forefront of youth engagement such as Surfing,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We are committed to providing great content for millennial viewers that they can relate to and feel a part of. Our partnership with the ISA helps us achieve this goal and we are looking forward to working with them grow their reach and fanbase across our markets.”

“We are delighted to partner with Eleven Sports to bring exposure and visibility to ISA events in new territories and regions of the world. Following on from our landmark inclusion on to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020, our sport has continued to benefit from increased interest and attention from broadcast media and we’re very pleased to welcome Eleven Sports to the global surfing family,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “We are excited to be showcasing our sport’s high performance and youthful energy to new and global audiences, and offering a glimpse to those around the world of the unique atmosphere we will be bringing to Tokyo 2020.”

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to over 15 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR SUPER FIGHT

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Pioneering global sports platform, ELEVEN SPORTS, has secured LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the blockbuster super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Belgium.

Taking place on Saturday 26 August in Las Vegas, the event features undefeated boxing world champion Mayweather taking on UFC lightweight champion McGregor under boxing rules.

The agreement further strengthens ELEVEN’s fight sports portfolio in Belgium as it comes on the heels of the acquisition of rights to show all UFC events on top of the multi-year agreement struck at the start of 2017 with Cage Warriors to show every event across all of ELEVEN’s markets in Europe and Asia.

“We are committed to delivering world-class, premium sports entertainment for the fans and we are thrilled to bring this super fight between two legends of their sports exclusively live to fans in Belgium,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS“Coming on the back of our acquisition of rights to UFC and Cage Warriors, this announcement underlines our commitment to growing and promoting fight sports while also creating a go-to destination where a growing and loyal fanbase can call home.”

Fans in Belgium can secure exclusive access to the fight, including the full undercard, via a FIGHT PASS subscription for a one-time payment of €20.

Alternatively, an annual pass can be purchased for €80. This will provide subscribers with coverage of Mayweather vs. McGregor plus full access to the world-class, premium action available on ELEVEN SPORTS in Belgium including LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, UFC and Cage Warriors, as well as other sports that are popular in the local market including Euro Hockey League, Champions League Handball and top action from Premier League Darts and the World Cup of Darts.

Existing annual pass subscribers will also have full access to the fight.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to over 15 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF DRONE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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ELEVEN SPORTS has secured an agreement with the Drone Champions League (DCL) that will see the pioneering global broadcaster deliver LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the remaining five events of the 2017 season.

ELEVEN SPORTS will show LIVE coverage of each event in Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. on an EXCLUSIVE basis. The thrilling action will also be delivered to fans in Luxembourg on a non-exclusive basis.

The remaining races will take place in a mixture of stunning settings perfect for live broadcasting. They include:

  • 2 – 3 September 2017: Liechtenstein
  • 23 – 24 September 2017: Brussels, Belgium
  • 13 – 14 October 2017: Salina Turda Caves, Romania
  • November 2017: Asia (exact date and location TBC)
  • 2 – 3 December 2017: Berlin, Germany

In addition to the LIVE race coverage, ELEVEN SPORTS will also show a 26-minute magazine show linked to each round of the 2017 calendar and exclusive clips, news footage and interviews from each participating team.

“Drone Racing is increasing in popularity globally and we’re thrilled to be able to bring the twists and turns of the Drone Champions League to fans in six of our markets,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “This fits perfectly with our strategy to provide a home for millennial fans to watch not only the pulsating live action, but also the insightful accompanying content that we will deliver for fans through our engaging and interactive coverage.”

“We are extremely proud and excited to be partnering with ELEVEN SPORTS, the most innovative and fastest growing sports broadcasters in those countries,” said Herbert Weirather, Founder and CEO of DCL. “Our ultimate ambition is to see multiple teams from the U.S., Italy, Belgium and other countries where Eleven Sports are present competing at the highest level in future DCL events around the world, and we look forward to cooperating on the event in Brussels.”

ELEVEN SPORTS will co-organise the event set to take place in Belgium in September, employing several activations around the venue and across Brussels where the races will take place. With several pilots also hailing from the United States, the Drone Champions League is particularly relevant for ELEVEN SPORTS in these markets in line with the network’s strategy to bring fans to the heart of the action and to deliver local content that is relevant to local fans.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action, available in almost 80 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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ELEVEN SPORTS STRENGTHENS MMA OFFER WITH LIVE UFC ACTION

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Pioneering global broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS has secured the rights to show all UFC events LIVE in Belgium and Luxembourg.

In addition to the 40 live events per year, ELEVEN SPORTS will also deliver more than 150 hours of additional content for fans including magazine review shows, ensuring subscribers have unparalleled access to the biggest and best MMA fights accompanied by top-class analysis and insight.

ELEVEN’s coverage starts this weekend (Saturday 5 August) with UFC Fight Night LIVE from Mexico City.

“We are committed to delivering world-class, premium sports entertainment for the fans and UFC – one of the biggest sporting organisations on the planet – certainly fits into that category,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We’re delighted to add UFC to our growing MMA portfolio. The fans want thrilling, high-octane, adrenaline fueled live action featuring the biggest athletes and best insight and analysis. That is what they will get with ELEVEN SPORTS.”

“ELEVEN SPORTS have shown they are committed to growing the sport of MMA and for this reason we believe they are a great partner for UFC,” said Joe Carr, Senior Vice President, Head of International and Content. UFC has seen expediential growth in Europe in particular, with sell out events and an increasing fan base. We’re excited to partner with ELEVEN to bring more UFC content to the fans in Belgium and Luxembourg.”

The agreement with the UFC strengthens ELEVEN SPORTS’ MMA portfolio following the multi-year agreement struck at the start of 2017 to show every Cage Warriors event across all of ELEVEN’s markets in Europe and Asia.

All UFC shows will be available on Eleven Sports 3, via www.elevensports.be or on the Eleven Sports app in Belgium and Luxembourg.

ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Belgium and Luxembourg are also treated to premium football action including La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 as well as other sports that are popular in the local market including Euro Hockey League, Champions League Handball and top action from Premier League Darts and the World Cup of Darts.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action, available in almost 80 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

ELEVEN SPORTS AGREES NEW LIVE & EXCLUSIVE EFL RIGHTS DEAL ACROSS MULTIPLE MARKETS

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With two days to go to the start of the 2017/18 season, ELEVEN SPORTS has agreed a new LIVE and EXCLUSIVE rights agreement with the English Football League (EFL) for five years.

The new arrangement means that ELEVEN will continue to deliver scintillating action from the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two and the Carabao Cup for fans in Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland.

The five-year deal follows the original two-season partnership which was agreed before the start of the 2015/16 season.

ELEVEN will show games delayed and on repeat in addition to a minimum of 55 Sky Bet Championship matches and up to 30 Carabao Cup matches exclusively live across linear and OTT channels.

“We cooperate closely with rights holders to help them connect and engage with fans in innovative ways. Our partnership with the EFL for five more years is a testament to the work we have done together to deliver thrilling football action with a fresh tone of voice for the fans,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We’re very pleased to continue with EFL competitions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland – markets where football is extremely popular.”

“We are very pleased to extend our agreement with ELEVEN SPORTS to show matches from across the Sky Bet EFL and Carabao Cup,” said EFL CEO Shaun Harvey“The proliferation of the global game means having a regular and prominent presence internationally has never been as important and is very significant to our Clubs who are looking to further establish themselves in key overseas markets including those territories ELEVEN SPORTS have secured the rights in.”

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action, available in almost 80 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

 

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ELEVEN SPORTS ADDS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE AUDIO COMMENTARY FOR THE PREMIER LEAGUE

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With under three weeks to go until the start of the 2017/18 season, ELEVEN SPORTS has entered an agreement with talkSPORT to bring EXCLUSIVE audio coverage of the English Premier League to fans in Singapore.

The agreement means that ELEVEN SPORTS will stream live audio commentary for all 380 Premier League matches in English and up to 190 matches (5 matches per week) in Mandarin commentary. The audio deal is innovative and establishes ELEVEN as the leading player and the go to destination for fans on the move seeking audio coverage of one of the world’s most coveted domestic leagues.

Premier League audio commentary has proved hugely popular globally. As well as reaching a fanbase that is not able to watch the match, audio commentary provides a unique way to experience the action, with vivid play-by-play commentary and detailed insight and analysis.

We are excited to bring official Premier League audio commentary to fans in Singapore. This ensures loyal fans who are not able to watch the matches do not miss out, while it also serves as a rich supplementary offer for those watching on TV,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We are committed to serving the fans and in addition to covering every Premier League match in English, we are thrilled to offer five top matches a week in Mandarin, ensuring many fans can enjoy the matches in their mother tongue.”

We’re really proud to bring the passion and excitement of the English Premier League to Singapore fans through this partnership with ELEVEN SPORTS,” said Jimmy Buckland, International Director, talkSPORT.  “talkSPORT has the unique ability to provide world-class commentary and expert insight alongside all of the live drama of a 90-minute football match. We can’t wait for a new audience to access the English Premier League in a whole new way.”

Aside from providing an alternative way for fans to experience action LIVE while on the go, the agreement also allows ELEVEN to explore and develop new commercial partnerships.

Live Premier League commentaries and more exclusive audio will be made available to existing Value Pass subscribers at no additional cost, and will be part of the Eleven Value Pass, available from $9.90 a month at www.elevensports.sg.

The audio streams will be available via the Eleven Sports App for iOS, Android, Apple TV, selected Samsung Smart TV’s, and desktop browsers in Singapore.

Subscribers in Singapore have a front row seat to an array of top-class premium and localised content on ELEVEN SPORTS including; Emirates FA Cup, Serie A, English Football League, NBA, ATP 250 Tennis, PSA Squash World Series, Asian Badminton Team Championships, International Table Tennis Federation Championships, Singapore Lions international matches and much more.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS is available in more than 70 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Sports fans in Singapore receive more than 2,500 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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About talkSPORT:

talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station and is global audio partner of the Premier League. The station is an official broadcaster of the Premier League, the 2016 UEFA European Football Championships, the FA Cup, England football internationals and the EFL Cup. talkSPORT’s international arm broadcasts across the world in five different languages – English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Swahili.

 

 

ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES RIGHTS TO GFINITY ELITE SERIES ACROSS ALL MARKETS

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Pioneering global broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS has agreed a deal with leading esports company Gfinity to bring LIVE and EXCLUSIVE competitive video gaming action from the Elite Series to fans across all seven of its markets.

Gfinity’s Elite Series aims be one of the most innovative, engaging, entertaining and technologically advanced esports platforms in the world, bringing together eight professional franchises competing across three games; Street Fighter V, Counterstrike:GO (CS:GO); and Rocket League.

The eight teams, which include Team EnVyUs, an American team who were recently crowned International Team of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards, and Epsilon Esports, who are Belgium based competitive gaming veterans with one of the top European CS:GO teams, face off in the Elite Series with each having drafted top amateur talent into their roster from the online Gfinity Challenger Series.

This means the very best teams and players are competing in a 7-week regular season featuring round robin league fixtures, followed by semi-finals and finals. All matches are being held at the Gfinity Esports Arena in Fulham Broadway, London.

Gfinity also has plans to extend the Challenger Series and Elite Series into new markets as part of the next stage of the development of the product. The ambition to build a series of high quality events appeals to ELEVEN’s strategy to tell a story around captivating new content which is relevant to the many esports fans in each of ELEVEN’s markets. This also presents a unique opportunity for ELEVEN to introduce fans of traditional sports to an innovative and compelling concept that is on the rise globally.

The fact that there are US and Belgian based teams and Polish players competing in the Elite Series also makes this property particularly relevant for ELEVEN SPORTS in those local markets.

ELEVEN SPORTS will show LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the premium action starting with week three this weekend, along with preview and review shows, behind the scenes footage, documentary and magazine content and industry interviews and features.

“Esports is growing rapidly worldwide and we are thrilled to agree this deal with Gfinity to bring a slice of the action to fans in every one of our markets,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. Gfinity aims to create a community where gamers can play, share, watch and learn via dynamic and engaging content. This makes it the perfect partner for ELEVEN SPORTS in line with our strategy to bring fans close the action, creating a go to destination where a community of dedicated and passionate millennial fans can access a diverse range of content that is tailor-made for them.”

“We are very excited to work with ELEVEN SPORTS as they are an excellent partner to deliver top quality broadcasting available in almost 80 million pay TV households on top of their OTT subscribers in the key markets where esports matters the most,” said Neville Upton, CEO, Gfinity plc. “ELEVEN SPORTS distributes some of the biggest sporting events which makes them a natural fit for all the competitive video game action that the Elite Series has to offer in full HD, globally.”

Across all of its properties, Gfinity has organised 4.2 million gaming sessions which have achieved more than 100 million views to date across more than 20 countries with a total of 1.2 billion minutes watched. This makes it one of the world’s leading esports companies and the UK’s premium esports Tournament operator.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action, available in almost 80 million pay TV homes worldwide on top of OTT in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.

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About Gfinity

Formed and managed by gamers and with the backing of engaged financial investors, Gfinity Plc was created to propel esports in the UK to a professional level, raise awareness of gaming as a competitive spectator sport and to provide a venue for gamers to showcase their talent. Gfinity is one of the world’s leading providers of esports competitions and content, hosting thousands of competitions every month through its online tournament platform (www.gfinity.net) which brings together the gaming elite and casual enthusiasts. With multiple leagues across the best gaming titles, gamers are able to compete for prestige and prizes or play for pride and boost their skills playing with gamers of a similar standard. The Gfinity Esports Arena in Fulham Broadway, London is the home of UK esports showcasing regular tournaments across the full range of competitive games. Beyond its own tournaments Gfinity provides a full turnkey solution for any brand wanting to create their own esports tournaments and has staged premium esports events for leading publishers and brands including Microsoft, Activision, EA, Xbox, Gillette and HP, some being hosted in iconic venues including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Royal Opera House.

For more information on the teams check out:  http://gfinityesports.com/uk/teams

For more information on the tournament: www.gfinityelite.com

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About esports

esports (electronic sports) is watching or playing competitive video gaming. Leading titles include League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Defence of the Ancients 2 (DoTA 2), Call of Duty and Rocket League. The industry is growing rapidly, with new communities developing around more and more titles. The global esports market generated US$325 million of revenue in 2015 and is expected to make $463 million in 2016. The global esports audience in 2015 was 226 million people, 80% under the age of 35 and 70% male (source: Newzoo). Online streaming channels Twitch and YouTube command the biggest audiences, although esports events are also now being broadcast on conventional TV.  The 2015 League of Legends Championships finals in Berlin were watched by 36 million people, with a peak concurrent viewership of 14 million viewers, while at DoTA 2’s flagship annual championship ‘The International 2016’ competitors from around the world competed for a prize pot of over $20 million.