Eleven makes a splash with Fina World Cup rights in Singapore

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has acquired live and exclusive rights in Singapore to the Fina Swimming World Cup.

The two-year deal covers the 2016 and 2017 editions of the series, which is organised by Fina, the global governing body for aquatics.

Eleven Sports will broadcast eight events from this year’s World Cup, with its coverage having commenced with the weekend’s series-opener in the French capital of Paris.

Eleven Sports will also show coverage of the two-day event in Berlin, Germany, which gets underway today (Tuesday) and concludes tomorrow. Other events to be shown by the broadcaster include the meets in Moscow, Russia (September 3-4); Beijing, China (September 30 to October 1); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 4-5); Doha, Qatar (October 8-9); Tokyo, Japan (October 25-26); and Hong Kong (October 29-30).

Coverage will be shown on television and online, and on mobile devices via the Eleven Sports digital service. It marks the first time swimming has been shown by the broadcaster.

The agreement was brokered by the Lagardère Sports agency, Fina’s official media agent.

Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s only medal at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro when claiming gold in the men’s 100m butterfly.