German media group ProSiebenSat.1 is expanding its eSports activities: 7Sports, the company’s sports business unit, is forming a joint venture with international eSports portal eSports.com.
German sports broadcaster Sport1 will launch the first eSports channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on January 24, 2019.
German commercial sports broadcaster Sport1 wants to launch a dedicated TV channel for the fans of computer and video games.
10% of US broadband households are watching esports, according to Parks Associates.
Public funds are likely to flow into esports, in the view of Jan Pommer, director team and federation relations, ESL.
Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted Telewizja Polsat licences for three satellite-delivered channels.
The Polish public broadcaster’s channel TVP Sport has become the exclusive partner of Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One and ESL Polish Championships.
Lagardère Sports, the sports rights subsidiary of French media company Lagardère, wants to launch a streaming service for sports fans in Germany.
Although eSports is currently gaining much attention, it has been around since the 1980s, according to Michiel Bakker, CEO, Ginx.
MySports, the new sports channel operated by UPC in Switzerland, will bring the first eSports format to Swiss TV screens.