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ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK ACQUIRES EHF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RIGHTS FOR BELGIUM, POLAND, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE

By August 14, 2015 No Comments
Barcelona´s Nikola Karabatic and Veszprem´s Christian Zeitz vie for the ball during the Handball Champions League EHF Final Four Final match FC Barcelona vs MKB-MVM Veszprem in Cologne, western Germany, on May 31, 2015. Barcelona won the match 28-23. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ        (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has secured the exclusive live broadcasting rights for the EHF Champions League for four seasons across four markets.

As of the 2015/16 season through to 2018/19, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK will be the exclusive broadcaster of both the men’s and women’s EHF Champions League competitions for Belgium, Poland, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition to the TV broadcasting rights, the agreement with EHF Marketing GmbH, the European Handball Federation’s marketing arm, also comprises the OTT, IPTV and mobile rights for each market.

“We are very excited to have ELEVEN as broadcast partners. The partnership will increase the global exposure and quality of EHF Champions League coverage across both linear and digital channels to the benefit of the millions of handball and sports fans around the world,” says Peter Vargo, Managing Director, EHF Marketing GmbH.

Eleven Sports is the second channel of ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK to launch, and will be devoted to world-class global sports content, including tennis, cycling, basketball, volleyball, motorsports, amongst others. It will broadcast EHF Champions League games live and exclusively, as well as with repeats and delays for both the men’s and women’s competitions.

Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK said: “The EHF Champions League represents top class handball and is a great addition to the other major international live sports offerings carried by Eleven Sports. This is premier live action that sells out the VELUX EHF FINAL4 every year and there’s no question that we have a strong loyal fan base for handball in our markets.”

Eleven Sports, which launches August 22nd with Serie A TIM, will be the exclusive broadcaster of the men’s competition, the VELUX EHF Champions League, with 120 live matches from the Group Phase, live matches from the Last 16, and all 12 live matches from Quarter-finals and VELUX EHF FINAL4. On the women’s side, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK also has the rights to Europe’s most competitive and prestigious handball competition with 78 live matches from the Women’s EHF Champions League.

Adds Danny Menken: “We are really looking forward to bringing fans closer to all the action and working with the EHF and EHF Marketing to grow the competition across the world.”

Whereas Eleven Sports delivers global sports from the top leagues, the network’s other channel Eleven is devoted 100% to football. Eleven launched in Belgium, Poland and Singapore with the FA Community Shield on Aug 2nd and aims to launch in Malaysia by the start of the football season.

Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK is a brand new global sports network dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. Initial launches include 9 channels across 4 select domestic markets with each country receiving over 2,000 hours live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The Pay TV channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and produced to the highest production standards both internationally as well as locally, with local language commentary.

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