ELEVEN SPORTS has announced it will show LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the final of the 2017 World Snooker Championship in the US.
The announcement follows the news that Facebook Live will stream the Championship through to the quarter-finals via World Snooker’s Facebook page in the US – highlighting the sport’s ambitions to further develop its popularity across the country and become truly global.
This ambition to reach a new generation of fans in innovative ways is perfectly aligned to ELEVEN SPORTS’ strategy to offer every millennial fan compelling LIVE content that they may not be able to access elsewhere.
“The World Snooker Championship is a great partner for us with clear ambitions to grow and develop globally,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We are committed to delivering new and exciting sports content that is not readily available and we are looking forward to working with World Snooker to grow its fan community in the US.”
The World Championship is snooker’s marquee event that takes place annually in Sheffield, England, from 15 April – 1 May 2017. The final will be available to 50 million homes across the US thanks to ELEVEN’s reach through carriage deals including, but not limited to: AT&T, DIRECTV, Verizon, Charter and NCTC.
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Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS is available in 70 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, 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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