Eleven Sports Network

Eleven Sports
Industry Sports broadcasting
Founded 2015
Founder Andrea Radrizzani
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Areas served
Owner
Website elevensports.com

Eleven Sports is a multinational group of sports television channels. Based in the United Kingdom, it is owned by Andrea Radrizzani—executive of the sports marketing agency MP & Silva—and The Channel Company.[1]

Eleven Sports' business model primarily centres around the acquisition of major international sports rights in smaller countries. The company operates linear television and/or digital services in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.[2]

History

In February 2016, Eleven Sports acquired Polish rights to Formula One. In July 2016, Eleven Sports acquired rights to the English Premier League in Taiwan. Both of the properties were marketed by Radrizzani's sister company MP & Silva.[3][4] On 16 March 2017, Eleven Sports announced that it had acquired "certain distribution assets" of the fledgling U.S. international sports channel One World Sports, which had been replaced by a U.S. version of Eleven Sports Network in advance of the announcement. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.[1]

On 18 January 2018, Eleven Sports announced that it will partner with NBA G League to exclusively broadcast these basketball games of the G League.[5]

In May 2018, Eleven Sports secured a three-year deal to broadcast La Liga football matches in the UK and Ireland, which had been previously broadcast on Sky Sports.[6] Two months later, they secured exclusive UK three year deals to screen Serie A matches, previously broadcast by BT Sport[7], the Eredivisie and the Chinese Super League (both previously televised by Sky Sports) and Sweden's Allsvenskan.[8]

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