Vivo IPL 2017: Eleven Sports gets digital rights for Singapore

MUMBAI: Pioneering global broadcaster Eleven Sports recently announced that it will broadcast the entirety of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 live on in Singapore, adding even more scintillating sports action to the network’s growing portfolio of rights.

From 5 April, sports fans in Singapore will be able to enjoy live coverage of the tournament which will be the tenth edition of the professional Twenty20 cricket league founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. In the short span of 10 years, the IPL has become one of the highlights of the cricket calendar, ranking as the most-attended cricket league, and the sixth most-attended sports league in the world.

This year’s competition will see some of the biggest names in world cricket featuring for 8 teams – Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The teams will face off in a series of round-robin and knockout matches in a bid to prove their supremacy.

“Acquiring rights to the Vivo IPL 2017 with it’s thrilling, high-octane action ensures that we keep delivering the best and most exhilarating sports properties for the fans”, says Eleven Sports managing director Danny Menken. “We are committed to our core strategy to reach all fans with the biggest and best sports content at an affordable price with anytime, anywhere viewing options. Bringing the Vivo IPL to Eleven Sports backs up this commitment and strengthens even further our growing portfolio of world-class sports rights.”

The first match of the tournament sees Sunrisers Hyderabad paired off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. As per custom, this opening match and the final match of the tournament will be hosted in Hyderabad – the home of the reigning champions.

For unlimited access to all IPL matches, cricket fans in Singapore can purchase the IPL Pass at the discounted price of S$34 from now until 9 April, without being tied down to any contract.

Other top international sporting events available on Eleven Sports in Singapore includes the English Premier League, NBA, RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship, FA Cup and Badminton Asia Championships. All this premium sports content can be accessed anytime, anywhere on 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, which offers sporting fans anytime, anywhere accessibility to premium live and exclusive sporting action.

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