Eleven Sports (Portugal)
|Launched||15 August 2018|
OTT: 1080p (HDTV)
Linear: 1080i (HDTV)
|Headquarters||London, England, United Kingdom|
65 (Eleven Sports 1)|
66 (Eleven Sports 2)
67 (Eleven Sports 3)
68 (Eleven Sports 4)
69 (Eleven Sports 5)
70 (Eleven Sports 6)
https://www.elevensports.pt/channel/elevensports1 (Eleven Sports 1)|
https://www.elevensports.pt/channel/elevensports2 (Eleven Sports 2)
Eleven Sports is a Portuguese sports-oriented premium cable, satellite and IPTV television network with six premium channels and an OTT service. It is owned by Andrea Radrizzani (executive of the sports marketing MP & Silva) and The Channel Company. The operator opened its doors in Portugal in 2018 with the purchase of Champions League and Spanish League rights.
In May 2018, Eleven Sports announced the purchase of the rights of the UEFA Champions League and LaLiga Santander for the Portuguese market. On the same month, Eleven announced a distribution partner with Portuguese telco Nowo.
In June 2018 it was announced the purchase of the rights to three French football league competitions: Ligue 1, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions. On June 19, 2018, Eleven announced that it had purchased the rights to broadcast the Scottish Premiership, Belgian Pro League (starting in 2018-19 season) and Bundesliga (starting only on the 2019-20 season)
At an interview with local newspaper Expresso, Danny Menken (Eleven's Group Managing Director) referred that Eleven Sports will comprise as a premium package of two 24/7 HD channels (with 4 pop-up channels for overflow coverage) costing less than €10 per month (with discounts for season pass subscribers). The package will be launched on August 15, 2018, the day of the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. On June 29, 2018 it was officially announced that Eleven Sports will have two offerings: a linear offering with two 24/7 channels in HD (with 4 pop-up channels for overflow coverage) and an OTT streaming offer. Both options will cost €9.99.
- "ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES PORTUGUESE RIGHTS TO UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND LALIGA". Eleven Sports. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- "ELEVEN SPORTS PARTNERS WITH PORTUGUESE OPERATOR NOWO". Eleven Sports. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- "ELEVEN SPORTS SECURES LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO LIGUE 1 CONFORAMA IN PORTUGAL". Eleven Sports.
- "ELEVEN SPORTS ADDS MORE PREMIUM FOOTBALL RIGHTS IN PORTUGAL". Eleven Sports. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- Pereira, João Vieira; Bourbon, Maria João. "Empresa que roubou a Champions promete revolução". Expresso (in Portuguese). Expresso. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- Sousa, Rui. "Eleven Sports entra de rompante no mercado da transmissão televisiva em Portugal". Shifter. Retrieved 2 July 2018.