ELEVEN SPORTS LAUNCHES ITS CRICKET SEASON WITH THE 2017 VIVO IPL
Come 5 April, sports fans in Singapore will be able to enjoy LIVE coverage of the thrilling VIVO IPL 2017 on its digital platform http://www.elevensports.sg. This year’s VIVO IPL 2017 will see some of the biggest names in world cricket featuring for 8 teams – Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The teams will face off in a series of round-robin and knockout matches in a bid to snatch the crown from reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad prove their supremacy.
For unlimited access to all IPL matches, cricket fans can purchase the IPL Pass at the discounted price of S$34 from 1 March to 9 April, without being tied down to any contract. Alternatively, the loyalist can watch their favourite team play for just S$2.99 per match day. The VIVO IPL 2017 tournament will be available independently, and will not require subscription to any existing Eleven Sports subscriptions.
“Cricket is growing in popularity in Singapore and acquiring OTT rights to the VIVO IPL with all its thrills, spills and high-octane action ensures that we keep delivering the best and most exhilarating sports properties for the fans”, says Shalu Wasu, Managing Director for ELEVEN SPORTS Singapore. “We are committed to our core strategy to reach all fans with the biggest and best sports content at an affordable price with anytime, anywhere viewing options. Bringing the VIVO IPL to ELEVEN backs up this commitment and strengthens even further our growing portfolio of world-class sports rights.
The VIVO IPL 2017 will see English player Ben Stokes playing for Rising Pune Supergiants after being bought for INR 145 million (approximately S$ 3.06 million); the highest bid in the player auctions on 20 February, and a record price for an overseas player. He joins Virat Kohli, AB de Viliers, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, David Warner, Steve Smith, and other elite cricket players in the VIVO IPL 2017. The first match of the season sees Sunrisers Hyderabad paired off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. As per custom, this opening match and the final match of the season will be hosted in Hyderabad, home ground of the reigning champions.
Other top international sporting events available on the ELEVEN SPORTS network include the massively popular English Premier League, NBA, RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship, ATP 250 tennis, and Badminton Asia Championships. All this premium sports content can be accessed anytime, anywhere on http://www.elevensports.sg and via the ELEVEN SPORTS app, which can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The network’s channels are also available in Singapore on SingTel TV, StarHub Go, Toggle, M1, ViewQwest, and Samsung TV, which offers sporting fans anytime, anywhere accessibility to premium LIVE and EXCLUSIVE sporting action.