Eurosport secures Indian Super League rights

EurosportEurosport has secured the pan-European rights to the first season of Indian Super League football. The channel will broadcast 16 matches of the opening season between October 12 and the December 20 final on Eurosport 2. 

Internationalex-professional players, such as France’s David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka, England’s David James and Sweden’s Freddie Ljungberg, will participate in the event, which is designed to help increase the profile of football in India. The Super League is co-promoted by IMG Reliance and Star India and includes eight Indian teams with 22 players in each squad. The opening match between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 at 15:30 CET on October 12.