Eleven signs Euro 2016, Fighting Spirit deals

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has agreed carriage deals in Singapore, and has signed a multi-year rights deal with combat sports organisation Fighting Spirit for rights in Belgium and Poland.

Pay-television operators Singtel and StarHub have agreed carriage deals with Eleven, the exclusive Euro 2016 rights holder in Singapore. Eleven will broadcast all 51 tournament matches from Euro 2016, which takes place in France from June 10 to July 10, on specially dedicated channels.

Meanwhile, through Eleven’s rights agreement with Fighting Spirit the network will showcase live and exclusive coverage of mixed martial arts series M-1 Challenge and Enfusion Live: The World Championships of Kickboxing in Poland until the end of 2017, while viewers in Belgium will be able to watch events through to the end of September.

The next Enfusion Live event, Edition 39, takes place in Zilina, Slovakia, tomorrow (Saturday), with M-1 Challenge 66 scheduled for May 27 in Orenburg, Russia. As part of the agreement signed with Fighting Spirit, the exclusive distributor of M-1 Challenge and Enfusion Live broadcast rights, viewers can also access archive footage from M-1 Challenge.

Danny Menken, group managing director of Eleven Sports Network, said: “We recently showed M1-Challenge and Enfusion Live in Poland and enjoyed very positive feedback, so I am sure the fans will love hearing this news. Showcasing new and exciting action-packed sports like MMA and kickboxing expands our appeal and shows viewers in Belgium and Poland they can rely on Eleven for compelling and world-class sports entertainment.”