Singapore, January 31, 2017 – ELEVEN SPORTS has today announced that the network will be the official broadcaster of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship in Singapore.
Sports fans will be able to enjoy one of Rugby Union’s greatest international championships every week from 4 February to 18 March on the www.elevensports.sg website, mobile device, tablet, Apple TV or Samsung Smart TV. The six-week long competition will see current champions England defending their crown against five other European nations – France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales – in the curtain raiser to another amazing year of international rugby.
The 6 Nations Championship will be added to the growing lineup of premium LIVE and EXCLUSIVE content available on ELEVEN SPORTS in Singapore, following an agreement with Asia-wide media rights distributor MP & Silva. ELEVEN SPORTS is already the home of top sporting action in Singapore including the English Premier League, Serie A TIM, the Singapore Lions, NBA, ATP 250 tennis, Badminton Asia Championships, FINA World Cup swimming, ITTF table tennis and top squash events from around the world.
The tournament will be available to subscribers of all ELEVEN SPORTS’ plans, from the S$24.90 monthly (without contract) Eleven Sports Premier Plan to the S$0.99 weekly Eleven Sports Pass – a ground-breaking package introduced in December 2016 featuring a pricing strategy which aims to disrupt the traditional consumption of sport in Singapore and offers fans freedom and flexibility with no bundled contract and no need for set top boxes.
“ELEVEN SPORTS is committed to providing fans in Singapore with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the biggest and hottest sports properties”, says Shalu Wasu, Managing Director for ELEVEN SPORTS Singapore. “The 6 Nations is one of rugby’s most prestigious international championships and we are excited to partner with them and bring this highly anticipated tournament to the growing legion of rugby fans in Singapore.”
While the 6 Nations competition in its current format is entering its 18th year, the competition, which began as the Home Nations and later became the Five Nations, were first contested in 1883.
Defending champions England will enter the tournament as favourites after a 14-match unbeaten run during 2016. Adding fire to the already heated rivalries, the British and Irish players will be battling to win a place in the British and Irish Lions squad that will tour New Zealand in June and July this year.
The RBS 6 Nations and other premium sports content can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on www.elevensports.sg and via the ELEVEN SPORTS app, which can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The network’s channels are also available in Singapore on SingTel TV, StarHub Go, Toggle, M1, ViewQwest, and Samsung TV.