Women’s sport channel W-Sport launches in Netherlands on KPN

w-sportWomen’s sport channel W-Sport has launched in the Netherlands on the TV platform of KPN. 

The service, available on channel 37 in KPN’s basic package, shows football, motor sports, basketball, volleyball and other women’s sports.

KPN already offers sports via carriage of ESPN, Viaplay and Ziggo Sport and now also for the increasing popularity of women’s sport with W-Sport.

“As a proud sponsor of the KNVB, the Dutch National Football team (men and women) and main sponsor of the Eredivisie football, KPN has a warm heart for sport. With the launch of W-Sport in the Netherlands, a more diverse range of sport experiences is created and we at KPN can only applaud that,” said Jochem de Jong, VP partnerships, TV and entertainment KPN.

“This is another fantastic step in the evolution of W-Sport. We are delighted to partner with KPN. The placement of the channel on their basic tier package aligns perfectly with our strategy to make top class women’s sport available to the widest possible audience. The development and engagement with women’s sport worldwide continues at pace and our content showcases the athletes and teams that inspire the current and next generation of participants and fans,” said W-Sport CEO Kelly Butler.

W-Sport has a portfolio of football content with up to eight live football matches per week across major leagues in world football. The Dutch public will be able to watch the English Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL), the German Frauen Bundesliga, the American NWSL and the Swedish Damallsvenskan every week.

In addition, W-Sports covers action from Women’s Volleyball Bundesliga, Super League Triathlon, Netball Super League from the UK and PAC 12 multisports including basketball, gymnastics and American beach volleyball.

W-Sport will also broadcast selected live events in tennis, athletics and boxing and much more.

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