In a press released last Wednesday, the Electronic Sports League has announced the launch of the world’s first 24/7 international eSports TV channel. Working with different partners already involved in the scene such as Twitch, Azubu, Hitbox and Yahoo, the company is looking to bring eSports to the next level.
ESL has set the deadline for the launch of this TV channel for May 2016 and is already working with satellite companies to broadcast the competitions. Although it is expected to be available in all countries, ESL has not explained how we could access this TV channel. The channel will broadcast many games and many competitions organized by ESL such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One and the ESL ESEA Pro League.
As previously stated, this channel will be available 24/7 so it will feature a mixture of live events and replays from past competitions. ESL has actually started this style of broadcast since the beginning of the year with their multiple Twitch channels. Indeed, ESL_LOL and ESL_CSGO have been online 24/7 for about 5 months broadcasting leagues and competitions live and replays from events throughout the week.
According to the press release made by ESL, the company’s current audience is estimated to be around 100 million viewers and is expected to grow towards 250 million in the next few years. You can follow the progressive release of this new feature on ESL’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Source: ESL Website