From January 24th the first eSports channel in German, eSPORTS1, is going live.
The channel eSPORTS1 will be available in the German-language channel package MySports Pro and will include at least 1,200 live hours of eSports events annually, as well as highlight broadcasts and magazine programmes produced in-house. The programme contents will be editorially prepared by a specialised editorial team in collaboration with experts and influencers from the German-speaking eSports community.
Numerous large eSports events will be commentated in German and broadcast from an in-house eSports studio. The best-known eSports titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike, Overwatch and FIFA will take centre stage.
Steffi Buchli, Director of Programming, MySports, commented: “In addition to the classic types of TV sports, from the very start of broadcasting we have included this new kind of sport. The creation of the new channel eSPORTS1 shows that we were right on target. By integrating eSPORTS1 in the MySports Pro channel package, we are making a significant further expansion to our offerings for the eSports-minded target group.”