ESL Launches World’s First-Ever 24/7 eSports Channel, Plans To Broadcast Worldwide

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

With eSports quickly growing into a global phenomenon and rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance, Electronic Sports League (ESL) launches one of the first round-the-clock eSports television channels in the world.

Called “eSportsTV”, the channel aims to increase “content accessibility for the esports community worldwide”. It “will operate alongside existing ESL partnerships with Twitch, Azubu, Hitbox and Yahoo”, thus vastly expanding the network’s reach.

eSportsTV will be launched in May 2016 with the broadcast of ESL’s competitions and tournaments on Media Times Group’s (MTG) Viasat platforms. MTG is ESL’s parent company.

Even at this stage, ESL, along with MTG, are already planning to take a huge stride by negotiating with TV distributors and platform operators from all over the globe.


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