Eleven Sports Network secures broadcast rights for Singapore for Euro 2016

Eleven Sports Network has secured broadcast rights for Singapore for the 2016 European Championship.
Eleven Sports Network has secured broadcast rights for Singapore for the 2016 European Championship. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Eleven Sports Network announced on Friday (April 8) that it has secured broadcast rights for Singapore for the 2016 European Championship.

The quadrennial football tournament, to be held in France from June 10-July 10, will feature 24 European nations, with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale.

The Straits Times understands that both Singtel TV - which carries Eleven Sports' channels - as well as StarHub TV will likely carry the network's Euro 2016 package. The matches will also be streamed online on Eleven Sports' website.

Pricing details of the pay-per-view package will be announced at a later date.

During the Euro 2012 tournament, viewers had to fork out as much as $69.55 to sign up to watch all matches.

Fans can expect more matches for the tournament, with its expansion from 16 competing nations to 24.

A total of 51 matches are scheduled - 36 group matches, eight last-16 ties, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final - as compared to 31 games in Euro 2012.