Starhub acquires rights to S-League in Singapore

Singapore pay-television operator Starhub acquired rights for the 2012 season of the S-League, the top-tier Singaporean football league, in a deal with the Football Association of Singapore.

Starhub will show one live match per week from the league on its SuperSports Arena channel, kicking off with the Gombak United FC v Harimau Muda match on February 9.

The deal includes mobile and internet rights. Starhub will also become the title sponsor of this season’s league cup competition.

Production of the live matches this season will be carried out by ESPN Star Sports under a new one-year agreement between the pan-Asian sports broadcaster and the Football Association of Singapore. As part of the deal, ESS acquired rights for a 30-minute league highlights show, which it will broadcast across its networks in Asia.