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Nc+ to carry Eleven Sports Networks channels

Eleven Sports NetworkPolish pay TV operator nc+ has added sports channels Eleven and Eleven Sports. Subscribers will have free access to the channel for a promotional period.

Nc+ sports director Michał Jarocki said that the deal had been struck “after long and difficult negotiations”. Eleven Sports Network hold rights to, among other things, Spanish, French and Italian top-tier football, which were previously held by nc+ in Poland. Eleven will carry some Velux EHF Champions League handball games alongside nc+’s own sports channels. Eleven Sports will also air content including EuroBasket 2015 basketball.

The channels will be available at no extra charge to nc+ customers until October 15. Prices and conditions after the promotional period have yet to be announced.

Nc+’s part owner TVN has already added the channels to its OTT service, player.pl, while other Polish providers including Netia have also struck deals to carry the channels.

UK-based Eleven Sports Networks’ Eleven launched on August 2, with Eleven Sports following on August 22.