More treats for football fans

More treats for football fans
ALL SMILES: Danny Menken, group managing director of Eleven Sports Network (left), and former Arsenal and Chelsea player Emmanuel Petit sharing a light moment at yesterday’s launch of the new network.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

Sports fans in Singapore can look forward to more content with the launch of Eleven Sports Network channels on Singtel TV.

Eleven, on Channel 109, will feature an exciting line-up of international football supplements, which include the Italian, Scottish, Portuguese and Brazilian leagues, the Copa Libertadores and fan favourites such as the English FA Cup and League Cup, as well as club channels of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Fans of clubs in the second-tier English Championship will be pleased to know that they can follow the progress of their favourite teams on the new network as well.

Eleven Sports, on Channel 110, will be home to other premium global sports such as tennis, badminton, basketball and cycling, while Eleven Plus, on Channel 111, will be a platform for simulcast of matches.

All the channels will be available on mobile app Singtel TV GO.

"We are thrilled to partner with Singtel. They have a large share of the market here in Singapore and we're excited at the prospect of delivering our exclusive content to their fans," said Danny Menken, group managing director of Eleven Sports Network, at their launch at Club 39 yesterday.

"We know Singtel can help us achieve our mission to become the No. 1 destination for Singapore football and sports fans."

Eleven Sports Network has also reached an agreement with sports media rights agency MP & Silva for up to 2,000 hours of live programming annually on their channels.

Having made their on-air debut last weekend with the live broadcast of the pre-season Emirates Cup 2015, Eleven Sports Network will broadcast the FA Community Shield match between EPL winners Chelsea and FA Cup holders Arsenal tomorrow on Eleven (Channel 109).

PUNDIT PETIT

Viewers will also be able to enjoy Eleven Sports Network's first pre-match show, which features sports presenter Richard Lenton and World Cup-winning guest pundit Emmanuel Petit, who played for both London clubs during his illustrious career.

The network is also launching in Belgium, Poland and Malaysia by the start of the football season, and aims to expand its presence to other countries eventually with dynamic plans for sports fans globally.

davidlee@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on August 1, 2015.
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