SINGAPORE, October 20, 2016– ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has announced a strategic partnership with SAMSUNG, making its ELEVEN SPORTS platform available on Samsung Smart TVs in Singapore.
From October 22, 2016, fans will be able to watch the ELEVEN SPORTS service on TV for the first time, and enjoy the network's premium sports content on its three action-packed channels – Eleven, Eleven Sports and Eleven Plus – via a dedicated Samsung Smart TV App built by NeuLion.
The app will be preloaded into all SamsungSmart TVs and provide fans with access to the Home of English Football, with the network showing three LIVE and three delayed Premier League matches per week, plus LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from every other major domestic league and cup competition in England, including the Emirates FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and English Football League. Basketball fans in Singapore can also catch the action from the NBA with 4 matches per week of the Regular Season including the All Star game, NBA Playoffs, the Conference Finals and Finals via the pre-loaded app.
As part of the introductory promotion, consumers who buy selected models of Samsung SUHD Smart TV K series from October 22, 2016 to April 30, 2017 will stand a chance to win a 4-day all expenses paid trip for 2 to London to watch the Emirates FA Cup Final Live in Wembley courtesy of ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK.
Viewers can also take advantage of all the fantastic features of the existing ELEVEN SPORTS tablet, mobile and web experience, including live pause and rewind, Video on Demand, and 24-hour Catch Up, meaning they should never miss a moment of exhilarating LIVE sports action or their favourite programming.
"Our strategy is to reach as many fans as possible, and we are doing this in innovative ways including making our ELEVEN SPORTS service available on TV for the first time," says Shalu Wasu, Managing Director, Singapore, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK. "This partnership with Samsung is exactly in line with our goals given their extensive reach in Singapore. We look forward to working together and exploring further opportunities in the region."
As part of the agreement, Samsung will become the exclusive Smart TV category sponsor for ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK's Premier League, Emirates FA Cup and Serie A TIM properties in Singapore.
"Samsung is delighted to partner Eleven Sports Network so consumers can up the enjoyment of their favourite football games in outstanding picture quality and clarity on Samsung Smart TVs," says Steven Koh, Director, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung Electronics Singapore. "By partnering with ELEVEN, Samsung aims to delight our Smart TV owners with world class sporting action on Singapore's number one TV in the comforts of their homes."
In addition to Italian Serie A TIM and every major domestic league and cup competition in England, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK shows further LIVE coverage of the NBA along with other international football properties ncluding Singapore and England home friendly matches, and CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup Russia qualifiers, plus badminton, baseball, squash, swimming, table tennis and tennis events from around the world on its localised channels.
All these premium sports content can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on the ELEVEN SPORTS digital service at www.elevensports.sg and via the app, which can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store. The network's channels are also available in Singapore on Singtel TV, StarHub Go, Toggle and M1.
About ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK:
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 multiple channels across select domestic markets with Singapore receiving more than 2,500 hours of 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 locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.
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