Eleven Sports Network

Eleven Sports Network is an American sports-oriented cable and satellite television channel. Owned by Eleven Sports, the network is primarily devoted to international sports. The network launched in March 2017, after it acquired distribution assets of the now-defunct One World Sports.

Eleven Sports Network
ELEVEN SPORTS
LaunchedMarch 16, 2017
Owned byEleven Sports
(Andrea Radrizzani, The Channel Company)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaNational
ReplacedOne World Sports
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV623 (HD)
Cable
Offered by select cable providerssee local listings
Verizon FiOS597 (HD)
Mediacom679 (in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 879 in Quad Cities
Google Fiber251
Hawaiian Telcom1091, SD 91
RCN571, SD 393
Atlantic Broadband501
enTouch472
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1665
Streaming media
PlayStation VueInternet Protocol television
fuboTVInternet Protocol television
Twitch.tv[1]
XUMO[2]

History

In March 2017, the U.S. international sports channel One World Sports was replaced by Eleven Sports Network with no advance announcement.[1] One World Sports' staff had been furloughed as a cost-cutting measure in November 2016, and it was reported that the network was exploring a sale.[2]

On March 16, 2017, Eleven Sports officially announced that it had acquired "certain distribution assets" of One World Sports. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.[3] Group Marketing Director Danny Menken explained that Eleven planned to target rights to niche international sports that have fanbases in the United States (as opposed to its business model in other territories, where Eleven targets the top international sports rights in smaller markets).[4]

In response to questions surrounding employees and freelancers of One World Sports that had not yet been paid for their work, he emphasized that they had only acquired "certain distribution assets", and that "people that have issues with [GA-SW] have to contact management, but we have no shares or relationship beyond the acquisition of distribution assets."[4]

In March of 2018 started to live stream on Twitch with select programing called Eleven Sports Prime.[5]It would rebrand to Eleven Sports Next by the end of the year.

On March 21, 2019 it was announced Eleven Sports was added on free OTT service called XUMO.[6]

Programming

Prior to the 2017 season, Eleven reached deals to broadcast Big Sky Conference, Ivy League, Southland Conference, and UMass Minutemen college football games. The UMass games are simulcast on NESN and online.[7][8][9] Eleven also reached deals to televise 14 UMass men's basketball and hockey games, with the majority airing on either NESN or NESN Plus, and one on NBC Sports Boston.[10]

Eleven's Big Sky contract includes weekly games in football and men's basketball, as well as some conference tournament games for men's and women's basketball, and women's soccer, volleyball, and softball.[11] Eleven Sports also announced a partnership with Twitter to stream 7 of its Ivy League football games during the 2017 season.[12]

The network acquired U.S. rights to Belgian First Division A soccer,[13] and Spain's Liga ACB basketball.[14] On January 9, 2018, Eleven announced a partnership to televise 120 NBA G League games in the 2017–18 season.[15]

Broadcasting rights

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Soccer

Current

Previous

Football

Baseball

Ice Hockey

Combat Sports

  • Kings Promotions
  • Karate Combat

Motorsport

On-air staff

Current on-air staff

Notable former on-air staff

References

  1. ^ "ONE World Sports Relaunches as Eleven Sports; Questions Regarding Unpaid Freelancers Remain". Sports Video Group. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "One World Sports Furloughs Staff". Multichannel News. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Eleven Sports Buys One World Assets". Multichannel News. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "SVG Sit-Down: Eleven Sports Managing Director Danny Menken on the Launch of America's Newest Sports Network". Sports Video Group. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ Bouma, Luke (2018-03-06). "Twitch Adds Cable Sports Network Eleven Sports". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  6. ^ Bouma, Luke (2019-03-21). "XUMO Adds Eleven Sports, CombatGo, & GustoTV". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  7. ^ "UMass football vs. Hawaii: What to know as Minutemen approach 2017 season-opener". MassLive.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  8. ^ "Big Sky announces new TV partnership". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  9. ^ Weitzman, Yosef. "Penn football's schedule features nine televised games". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  10. ^ "UMass and Eleven Sports announce basketball, hockey broadcasts". Fight Massachusetts. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  11. ^ "ELEVEN SPORTS TO BROADCAST BIG SKY CONFERENCE SPORTS". Big Sky Conference. Big Sky Conference. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Ivy League Football Is Coming to Twitter". Adweek. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  13. ^ "Belgian Jupiler League comes to US TV and streaming thanks to Eleven Sports". World Soccer Talk. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  14. ^ "Eleven Sports to broadcast Liga Endesa". SportsPro. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  15. ^ "NBA's G League announces broadcast partnership with Eleven Sports". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  16. ^ https://www.maslsoccer.com/news/masl-announces-television-partnership-with-eleven-
  17. ^ https://areyouwatchingthis.com/tv/stations/elvnhd-eleven-sports-network-hd

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