Rabu, 03 Oktober 2012

BREAKING NEWS: IMG-Reliance signs long-term broadcast deal with Ten Sports for I-League & Federation Cup!

IMG-Reliance, the commercial partner of All India Football Federation, today announced a three-year deal, contracting Ten Sports to broadcast I-League and Federation Cup competitions across various platforms, such as Television, IPTV, DTH, HITS, Internet TV and Mobile.

As part of this deal, TEN Sports will broadcast the I-League competition through its football channel TenAction+, for three consecutive seasons starting with the 2012/13 season this weekend.

With the I-League competition kicking off on October 6, 2012, TenAction+ will telecast 75 matches of the league live and delayed throughout the season. Football fans across the country can catch the inaugural day action between Pailan Arrow vs Mumbai FC to be played at the Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata at 2.30 pm and the Goan derby Dempo SC vs Churchill Brothers SC to be played at the Nehru Stadium in Margao at 5.30 pm.

As part of the deal TenAction+ also has the mandate for telecasting the Federation Cup competition for the next two seasons starting 2013.

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, "The fiercely contested Federation Cup, concluded recently, has set the ball rolling for the 2012/13 football calendar year. The I-League competition brings in even more enthusiasm and excitement, as the clubs are eager to renew their rivalry and fight it out from Round One."

Ten Sports CEO Atul Pande said, "We are delighted to partner with IMG-Reliance to telecast I-League and Federation Cup, two of India's premier football tournaments." He went on to add, "Ten Sports has always supported Indian football and we continue committed to our vision of enhancing and adding value to the sport."

The spokesperson for IMG-Reliance said, "We are happy to bring Ten Sports on board as a broadcast partner in (Indian) football. Having a long-term partnership with the broadcaster is an important step in ensuring quality and continuous coverage of the two competitions. This is one of many initiatives IMG-Reliance has undertaken and we remain committed to the development of Indian football."

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