Cyfrowy Polsat introduces new sports channels; Eleven and Eleven Sports launch on Poland’s largest satellite platform

15 Apr 2016

Cyfrowy Polsat, the largest media and telecom group in Poland, has signed an agreement with ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK to bring subscribers the action-packed HD channels, Eleven and Eleven Sports.

The new channels will complement the generous sports offering available on Cyfrowy Polsat, with premium content including football from Spain’s Liga BBVA, Italy’s Serie A TIM, France’s Ligue 1 and England’s Emirates FA Cup, handball from the Velux EHF Champions League, Formula 1® and much more. All Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers will be able to access the Eleven and Eleven Sports channels as part of a promotional viewing period until 30 April.

The agreement means Eleven, a channel dedicated exclusively to the best football action from around the world, and multi-sport channel Eleven Sports, are now available to over 90 per cent of pay TV households in Poland.

 “Signing this agreement with Cyfrowy Polsat is a massive achievement for ELEVEN and reflects the tremendous growth and progress we have made as a network,” says Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK. “We have already made great strides with our distribution in Poland and other territories and it is fantastic to watch our popularity with the fans continue to grow from day to day.”

“Our subscribers will now receive an even bigger choice of the best sports from around the world. Having a strong sports offering has always been an important asset of Cyfrowy Polsat and ELEVEN’s channels perfectly complement this,” says Maciej Stec, Board Member of Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. i Telewizja Polsat Sp. z o.o. “I’m convinced that having access to 15 of the best sports channels will satisfy the needs of our subscribers, and confirms our strength.”

The Eleven and Eleven Sports channels will bring Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers more than 3,000 hours of live coverage, 500 hours of magazine shows and insights into exclusively available sports including football, handball, motor sport, tennis, basketball, American football, speedway and combat sports. For seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Eleven and Eleven Sports channels provide coverage of the best international sports including live events, premieres of football magazines, and some of the best European leagues and cup competitions.

This weekend, Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers will be treated to LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from some of the biggest sports properties from around the world. Football fans can enjoy eight LIVE and EXCLUSIVE Liga BBVA matches, including Real Madrid vs Getafe on Saturday 16 April, followed the next day by Atletico de Madrid vs Granada and league leaders FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF, on Eleven.

LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from the Italian Serie A TIM will also be available, with the top three clubs in the league – Juventus, Napoli and Roma, featuring Polish international Wojciech Szczęsny – shown on Eleven Sports on Saturday and Sunday. Polish football fans can also follow international players Łukasz Skorupski and Piotr Zieliński as Empoli take on Lazio on Sunday, with the programme beginning at 18:00 CET on Eleven Sports.

Motor racing fans will be able to enjoy LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from race, practice and qualifying sessions of the 2016 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI CHINESE GRAND PRIX on Eleven Sports, which also takes place this weekend.

Handball action from the Velux EHF Champions League will also feature on Eleven Sports, with the quarter-finals involving Vive Tauron Kielce scheduled for 23 and 27 April.

Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers can enjoy all this action on Eleven – channel number 225 – and Eleven Sports – channel number 226. Both channels are an addition to the 13 sports-themed channels already available on Cyfrowy Polsat, covering a wide range of sports events including the most important Polish league competitions: Ekstraklasa, PlusLiga, Tauron Basket Liga, PGNiG Superliga, more football from UEFA EURO 2016, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers, Bundesliga and the UEFA Europa League, national volleyball team matches, tennis tournaments such as the Australian Open and US Open, and combat sports including KSW and top boxing galas.

Last updated 04/15/2016