German sports broadcaster Sport1 will launch the first eSports channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on January 24, 2019.
The 24-hour service will be broadcast as a pay-TV channel on the platforms of Vodafone Deutschland, Deutsche Telekom, Unitymedia, 1&1, T-Mobile Austria, A1 Telekom, UPC Switzerland and Zattoo.
In addition, the content of eSports1 will also be available on its own eSports app.
Next year, the channel will transmit at least 1,200 hours of live coverage of national and international eSports events as well as highlights and original productions.
Bavarian media authority BLM will decide about issuing the required broadcast licence at its next assembly in early December 2018.