Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed a trio of new partnerships for its Home of Belgian football offering.
Eleven Sports has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time – in addition to showing regular highlights from the top tier of Belgian women’s football for the first time. VRT’s Sporza will also provide live radio commentary of the Pro League and share highlights packages from the Pro League via its digital platforms every Sunday evening. As part of the collaboration, Sporza reporters and commentators including Filip Joos, Peter Vandenbempt and Aster Nzeyimana will contribute to Eleven’s Pro League coverage.
Eleven Sports have also reached an agreement with Telesat and TV Vlaanderen to broadcast Eleven’s three new Pro League channels. Telesat and TV Vlaanderen subscribers will be able to enjoy all the action from the Pro League, 1B Pro League, Women’s Super League, Supercopa and ePro League as well as host of non-live programming as part of their basic TV packages for the next five seasons.
In addition, Eleven Sports has tied up a new distribution deal with VOO, which will see VOO bring Eleven’s three Pro League channels to its customers.
Guillaume Collard, Managing Director Eleven Sports Belgium and Luxemburg and Head of Acquisitions for Eleven Sports Group, said: “Making Belgian football accessible to as many fans as possible has been one of our strategic priorities since the start of our ‘Home of Belgian Football’ project. We are therefore very happy to be have completed a host of new distribution partnerships to bring Belgian football to fans across the country.”
The new distribution deals come in addition to previously announced partnerships with Proximus and Orange. All deals were in place for the opening Pro League weekend.