Eurosport-owner Discovery and Vodafone have struck an agreement to incorporate Eurosport Player into Vodafone TV. Eurosport Player will be available on the TV screen via Vodafone’s set-top boxes and will also be available multi-screen from any device.
Customers with Vodafone TV’s Sport pack, which already includes the Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 TV channels, will have access to Eurosport Player at no additional cost.
Eurosport Player includes coverage of the likes of Roland-Garros, US Open and Australian Open tennis, the cycling Grand Tours featuring the Tour de France and La Vuelta, and major motor racing events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Eurosport is also the home of the Olympic Games in Europe, with exclusive rights to screen every minute of the Games on its digital platforms for Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024.
In addition to features such as the ability to choose which court to follow during a tennis Grand Slam and seelecting from multiple-camera option during big events, Eurosport Player will provide a range of thematic channels with exclusive content around each discipline, as well as specific pop up channels during the main events.
Antonio Ruiz, SVP and general manager of Discovery for Spain and Portugal said: “We are delighted to be able to offer Vodafone TV customers the opportunity to experience the sport as intensely as we do on Eurosport through the addition of Eurosport Player to their television service. With the integration of our premium multisport platform into their offering, Discovery continues to expand the distribution of their services and platforms to bring more people and more homes than ever an innovative and immersive way of living sports offering viewers a deeper experience.”
Ignacio García-Legaz, director of Vodafone TV, said: “Today we are taking another step in our strategy of offering the best content integrated into the best television experience on the market. With this app we offer sports fans a new way to enjoy their favorite competitions, in a more immersive way, and allowing the viewer to have total control of the display, with live content and on demand.”
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