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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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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