Miami, FL, 16 March 2017 – Pioneering global broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS has today confirmed the expansion of its worldwide reach by breaking into the US market following the acquisition of certain distribution assets of One World Sports.
With the acquisition of certain One World Sports’ distribution assets, the US network is available to 50 million homes through carriage deals including, but not limited to: AT&T, DIRECTV, Verizon, Charter and NCTC.
ELEVEN SPORTS will build a strong portfolio of rights in the US from sports including cycling, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, cricket, drone racing and other millennial-focused sports, with specific information about those rights being made public in the near future.
ELEVEN is already delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment in five territories across Europe and Asia and will position itself in the US as the sports network ‘For the Fans’, where emerging and established sports will be combined to provide engaging and compelling action tailored towards the millennial generation. Featuring sports content that is not readily available, ELEVEN will be the network for under-represented fans who are looking for unique and different events and ways to consume their favourite sports.
“Entering the US market presents a significant moment for ELEVEN and a fantastic opportunity that is aligned to our core strategy to reach and connect with millennial fans everywhere with refreshing and exciting content,” said Marc Watson, Executive Chairman, ELEVEN SPORTS and Aser Media, ELEVEN’s parent company. “By breaking into the US market, we are opening the door to 50 million more fans from day one and we are committed to providing them with LIVE action and unique insight into sports content that is both engaging and tailored to suit fans’ specific interests.”
“Following our launches in several other countries over the past two years, we have seen fans gravitate towards our content thanks to our strategy to deliver content tailored to specific markets in a fan-friendly way. We know that there are fans in the US who are underserved by the current sports networks and we are ready to give the fans what they want,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “This is an incredibly exciting time for us and a great opportunity to grow our global offer.”
Since its international inception and launch in 2015, ELEVEN has already proven itself as a nimble and exciting player with multiple channel launches across existing territories in Europe and Asia.
Across these territories fans receive an impressive 2,500 to 4,000 hours of LIVE premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital and localised programming. With entry into the US market, ELEVEN will now reach 70 million households globally. The network has also been rewarded for its sustained success since launch, being nominated for and winning multiple prestigious awards across its territories as voted by fans, media and top industry professionals.
About ELEVEN SPORTS:
Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. Initial launches include multiple channels across select domestic markets with each country receiving between 2,500 and 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.
Like us on Facebook: Eleven Sports
Follow us on Twitter: @ElevenSportsHQ
Follow us on LinkedIn: Eleven Sports HQ