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Telefónica launches Movistar eSports

Telefonica buildingTelefónica’s Movistar+ pay TV service has launched its previously announced eSports service following the deal it signed earlier this year with Modern Times Group-backed ESL.

Movistar eSports will air on channel 29 of the operator’s TV service, covering live gaming events along with other content. A weekly magazine show, The Gaming House, presented by Sergio Perela, will also be broadcast on the Movistar Deportes 1 channel at 23:30 on Wednesdays.

The service will air 10 specials covering ESLOne and IEM gaming events, the first of which will be broadcast from Katowice in Poland. Two of these specials will be tied in with the Movistar Series tournament created by the pay TV operator. In addition to the live channel, content will be available on-demand.

Movistar eSports will also feature profiles of leading gamers and additional content based on the Movistar Riders team and Game House created by Movistar as part of its broader investment in eSports.

eSports will also feature in the new daily eSports programme Minuto #0 on flagship channel #0 each time Movistar eSports airs coverage of a tournament.

Telefónica agreed an exclusive deal with ESL to provide content for its pay TV service in January.