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IN A FIRST FOR BELGIUM, ELEVEN SPORTS TO LIVE STREAM PSG vs CAEN ON FACEBOOK

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has announced that tonight’s Ligue 1 fixture between league leaders Paris Saint-Germain and Caen will be streamed LIVE on Facebook in Belgium.

This innovative move will see a match from one of the major European football leagues broadcast LIVE on Facebook in Belgium for the first time ever.

ELEVEN SPORTS has led the way in LIVE streaming content on social media in recent months including; Ivy League Football on Twitter in the U.S, Singapore National Soccer team on Facebook in Singapore, and ACB Liga Endesa Basketball on Facebook across five different markets.

Live streaming on social media remains a top priority for ELEVEN as part of our strategy to deliver content for fans in innovative and highly engaging ways, said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “Streaming on social media makes our content more accessible and helps both us and the rightsholder reach new and diverse audiences, including those with a low barrier to entry.”

Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping to sign off for the winter break on a high as they look to continue a run that sees them sitting nine points clear at the top of Ligue 1. Fans in Belgium will be able to watch the likes of Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani from 8:50pm CET.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action with almost 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS SCOOPS BEST SPORTS WEB TV AWARD IN ITALY

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ELEVEN SPORTS’ OTT service in Italy has won the Best Sports Web TV Award at the 7th edition of the Italian Sport Awards.

Covering the 2016/17 season and voted for by Italian sports journalists and industry professionals, this is the fourth consecutive year that ELEVEN SPORTS (formerly Sportube) has won the award.

The platforms success during the 2016/17 season was built on the production and distribution of 1,287 games from Italy’s third tier football league – Serie C – creating national interest in a championship that had previously only been distributed locally. This offer was made possible by the implementation of innovative technical infrastructure that enabled vastly reduced production costs while keeping up a high-quality service.

 “It is a great honour to win this award and we are very proud of our talented and dedicated team in Italy,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “This is also evidence that our innovative strategy to meet unserved consumer demand with second tier rights such as Serie C football continues to be successful. We are looking forward to building on our success in what is shaping up to be a very exciting 2018.”

Italy became ELEVEN SPORTS’ seventh market when the company acquired national OTT platform Sportube in May 2017. In September this year, ELEVEN acquired LIVE Serie A matches in Italy building on the platforms success in the market which has steadily grown through the production and delivery of Serie C games.

Other rights currently carried on the platform include LIVE coverage of the top Volleyball League, Lega Volley Serie A; Italy’s top waterpolo league; domestic and international fencing; Italy’s 162 team amateur football leagues; the Italian Badminton Championship and a wide offering of motorsport including Superbike, Motocross, Enduro, Italian Rally Championship and the Campionato italiano di velocità – Italy’s premier motorcycle championship.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to close to 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

 

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ELEVEN SPORTS NETS EXTENDED FIVE-YEAR NBA AGREEMENT IN TAIWAN

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has extended its NBA coverage in Taiwan after agreeing an improved 5-year sublicensing partnership.

The new agreement means that leading action from the NBA will be available on ELEVEN SPORTS via cable TV and through ELEVEN’s OTT platform. Previously ELEVEN had only shown NBA on its OTT service.

Since the beginning of the current season, ELEVEN has been airing three LIVE games per game week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In addition to the regular season games, ELEVEN will also show LIVE action from the NBA Playoffs, the NBA All-Star game, the NBA Conference Finals and The NBA Finals, in addition to the NBA Draft, NBA Awards and the NBA Summer League across cable TV and OTT.  Fans will also have access to NBA Action, a magazine show which delivers highlights and news from around the league, including a recap of the past week’s on-court action and statistics.

“We are thrilled to build on our successful coverage of basketball in Taiwan by extending our NBA offer to cable TV,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “The NBA is one of the world’s top sports leagues which attracts a huge following in Taiwan. This is a great boost for us given ELEVEN’s platform agnostic strategy to reach every fan with strong content that is popular in the domestic market.”

ELEVEN SPORTS’ NBA extension follows the announcement of a five-year deal with FIBA in June to show LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of three of the biggest events on the international basketball calendar including 2017 and 2021 FIBA Asia Cups and the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. ELEVEN’s growing basketball portfolio makes the platform a go-to destination for fans of the sport in Taiwan.

As well as premium basketball action, subscribers in Taiwan have a front row seat to scintillating sport available on ELEVEN SPORTS including LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the Premier League, Serie A TIM, the Emirates FA Cup, Cage Warriors, ATP World Tour 250 Tennis, the World Baseball Classic, Taiwan based CPBL baseball team ‘the Lamigo Monkeys’, the Chinese Basketball Association, and Badminton Asia Championships.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action to close to 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS GOES 4K IN POLAND

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Together with Orange Polska, global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has today become one of the first sports platforms in Poland to offer 4K resolution to fans with the launch of Eleven Sports 1 in 4K.

The introduction of the new 4K service provides subscribers with high quality pictures with superior depth and clarity, creating the ultimate viewing experience when watching premium action available on ELEVEN SPORTS including Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Formula One and many other top sports properties.

Eleven Sports 1 in 4K will be available to Orange TV viewers (IPTV customers, using 4K decoder) exclusively for the first six months and will be included in Orange packages Bogaty and Maksymalny.

This innovative move to enhance the viewing experience for fans follows the launch of a fourth channel in Poland earlier this week – ensuring the steady increase of ELEVEN’s market share in Poland while also meeting the growing demand for ELEVEN SPORTS among fans by making its world-class sports content more readily available.

“ELEVEN SPORTS constantly strive to be at the forefront of technological development to ensure we offer the best possible viewing experience for sports fans,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We already offer dedicated fans an award-winning service in Poland and we’re delighted to develop our offer – enabling subscribers to watch their favourite sporting action in 4K.”

ELEVEN SPORTS’ success in Poland has been built on an extremely strong portfolio of premium rights and a strategy to deliver localised content with local language commentary from some of the best commentators and pundits. This is supplemented by in-depth, pre and post-match studio and in-stadium analysis – providing fans with broad interactive coverage and incredible insight into the biggest live games and events.

ELEVEN SPORTS was recognised for its outstanding success in Poland by winning Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 SAT Kurier Awards and Event of the Year at the 2016 Titan Eye Awards.

In addition to leading football, ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Poland are also treated to other premium sports including; NFL; ATP 250 tennis; and numerous properties which are very popular in the local market including Speedway and MMA.

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About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action with almost 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS EXPANDS OFFER WITH LAUNCH OF FOURTH CHANNEL IN POLAND

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has today launched a fourth channel in Poland, building on the success the platform has achieved in the market since launch in August 2015.

The new service, Eleven Sports 4, will be available exclusively to nc+ subscribers for the first three months. The channel will be available at no extra charge in the extended basic tier and in other premium plans. After the first three months, Eleven Sports 4 will be available beyond nc+ subscribers, marking the third time in just over two years that ELEVEN has added a new channel, once more delivering on the promise of increased access for fans.

Eleven Sports 4 will provide fans with improved access to premium action from Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and many other top sports properties – creating space for ELEVEN to deliver leading content it had previously not been able to show.

ELEVEN’s existing channels in Poland – Eleven, Eleven Sports and Eleven Extra – will also be rebranded as Eleven Sports 1, Eleven Sports 2 and Eleven Sports 3.

“The launch of Eleven Sports 4 ensures we steadily increase our market share in Poland while also meeting the growing demand for ELEVEN SPORTS among fans by making our world-class sports content more readily available,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We air more than 20 live matches every weekend in Poland and ELEVEN’s channels have regularly been named as the best performing sports channels among viewers aged 16 to 49 this season. We are very pleased to step up our offer to fans across the country and extend our valuable partnership with nc+.”

ELEVEN SPORTS’ success in Poland has been built on an extremely strong portfolio of premium rights and a strategy to deliver localised content with local language commentary from some of the best commentators and pundits. This is supplemented by in-depth, pre and post-match studio and in-stadium analysis – providing fans with broad interactive coverage and incredible insight into the biggest live games and events.

ELEVEN SPORTS was recognised for its outstanding success in Poland by winning Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 SAT Kurier Awards and Event of the Year at the 2016 Titan Eye Awards.

In addition to leading football, ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Poland are also treated to other premium sports including, Formula One; NFL; ATP 250 tennis; and numerous properties which are very popular in the local market including Speedway and MMA.

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Images provided are for one-time use and editorial (below the line) purposes only, and in context with the aforementioned press release as it relates to the rights and the specific territories for ELEVEN SPORTS.

About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action with almost 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS AGREES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING TAIWANESE BASKETBALL TEAM, FORMOSA DREAMERS

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has today announced a partnership with Formosa Dreamers to show all their fixtures in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Basketball League.

Fans in Taiwan will be able to enjoy all home and away games of local side Formosa Dreamers for the whole season. The season starts this Saturday (18 November) with a visit to CLS Knights Indonesia, followed by their first home game at Changhua Stadium as they host Alab Pilipinas from the Philippines on Saturday 16 December.

As well as fans being able to enjoy all Formosa Dreamers fixtures, ELEVEN SPORTS has also secured LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from the ASEAN Basketball League playoffs in Taiwan.

“Our aim is to meet un-met demand and make locally relevant, underserved sport content available to fans in each of our domestic markets,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “Following on from the ground-breaking success of the Taiwanese baseball team the Lamigo Monkeys, we are thrilled to bring more premium action from another top local side. Basketball is very popular in Taiwan and we are looking forward to collaborating with Formosa Dreamers to expand their reach and grow their fanbase amongst loyal sports followers across the country.”

“We are very excited to partner with ELEVEN SPORTS to showcase the action from Formosa Dreamers home and away games this season,” said Cheng-Chung Chang, President & Co-Founder, Formosa Dreamers. “We have seen the exciting and innovative ways in which ELEVEN has promoted the Lamigo Monkeys on air, online and via social media and we are confident we can work together to create a successful team and build a loyal following ensuring the whole of Taiwan gets behind the team.”

The partnership with Formosa Dreamers is further proof that ELEVEN SPORTS is acting on its key strategy of providing local content that is relevant for domestic fans – mirroring the agreement that ELEVEN has with Lamigo Monkeys, the Taiwan based Baseball team who play in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

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Images provided are for one-time use and editorial (below the line) purposes only, and in context with the aforementioned press release as it relates to the rights and the specific territories for ELEVEN SPORTS.

Note to Editors

About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action with almost 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS TO LIVE STREAM ACB ‘EL CLÁSICO’ BASKETBALL ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has today announced a partnership with ACB Liga Endesa to live stream Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona on Facebook and Twitter this Sunday (12th November 2017).

The fixture from Liga Endesa – one of the top professional basketball leagues in Europe – is referred to as ‘El Clásico’, mirroring the name given to the football fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona and in acknowledgement of the competitive sporting rivalry between the two clubs and cities.

In an innovative move, for the first time ever this showcase basketball fixture will be streamed LIVE on Facebook and Twitter across a number of ELEVEN SPORTS markets.

The action will be streamed LIVE on Facebook in Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. Fans in Belgium and the U.S. will also be able to watch the action LIVE on Twitter. The live streams in Belgium, Italy, and the U.S. will feature local language commentary in line with ELEVEN’s strategy to localise content and all markets will be using their social media platforms to enhance the event experience with clips and posts for fans in each domestic market.

The announcement of this agreement comes after a successful partnership with Twitter to live stream Ivy League Football in the US in October and November 2017.

“We have seen some excellent results from our Ivy League Football live streams on Twitter in the US and we are delighted to strike this latest partnership to ensure we continue to deliver exciting content to fans in innovative ways.” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “Our aim is to bring sport to fans everywhere in ways that they want to consume it. This partnership helps us achieve that while also providing a fantastic opportunity for ELEVEN SPORTS and the ACB to reach new, diverse audiences, including those with a low barrier to entry.”

The game starts at 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET on Sunday 12 November 2017.

ELEVEN SPORTS already have LIVE & EXCLUSIVE rights to Lega Endesa in Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.

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Images provided are for one-time use and editorial (below the line) purposes only, and in context with the aforementioned press release as it relates to the rights and the specific territories for ELEVEN SPORTS.

Note to Editors

About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 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. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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ELEVEN SPORTS ADDS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE DARTS AND SNOOKER ACTION IN BELGIUM

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Global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS has added to its rights portfolio in Belgium with the acquisition of LIVE and EXCLUSIVE rights to the 2017/18 PDC World Darts Championship, the 2018 PDC World Cup of Darts and the Champion of Champions Snooker tournament which is taking place this week in the UK.

All three events will be available to ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers on TV, online, and on mobile via the ELEVEN SPORTS platform.

“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Matchroom Sport to bring more premium darts action – a sport that is popular locally in Belgium – to fans across the country. We are also thrilled to grow our portfolio by adding a leading Snooker tournament for the first time in this market,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “These additions signify more great progress for ELEVEN SPORTS, aligned to our strategy to meet un-met demand and make locally relevant, underserved content available for domestic fans in ways they want to consume it.

The acquisition of the leading darts events is an extension of the successful partnership which saw ELEVEN SPORTS show the previous editions of the same tournaments.

The PDC World Darts Championship, which is seen as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit, will run from 14 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 at London’s Alexandra Palace. The Championship has a rich history of past winners including 14-time winner Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor from England and two-time winner and reigning champion Michael Van Gerwen from the Netherlands.

Belgian darts fans will hope brothers Kim and Ronny Huybrechts can qualify for the tournament later this year, alongside youngster Dimitri Van den Bergh.

ELEVEN SPORTS will show 54 LIVE hours of the Champion of Champions Snooker tournament which brings together sixteen of the world’s best players including World Number One, Mark Selby, fan favourite and five-time World Champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Belgian native, Luca Brecel, providing a local flavour for domestic viewers.

ELEVEN SPORTS is the only sports service to be available in every household in Belgium and is available on Proximus, Telenet, VOO, SFR, Orange and Scarlet TV and TV VLAANDEREN / TÉLÉSAT.

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Images provided are for one-time use and editorial (below the line) purposes only, and in context with the aforementioned press release as it relates to the rights and the specific territories for ELEVEN SPORTS.

About ELEVEN SPORTS:

ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. In just over two years, ELEVEN has become a young, dynamic brand that resonates globally as well as locally, engaging fans on-air and online, in local languages and a fresh tone of voice.

ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 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. Live coverage of premium sports events is supplemented with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards.

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