By November 1, 2018News, Taiwan

ELEVEN SPORTS will broadcast a minimum of 40 games of the Australian Baseball League regular season as well as all playoff games live into Taiwan as part of a history-making broadcast agreement.


Baseball Australia chief executive officer Cam Vale said the partnership with ELEVEN SPORTS has further strengthened the relationships between the ABL and Taiwan.


"This partnership will enable more international fans the opportunity to connect with the ABL. With last season's unprecedented interest in the league from Taiwan, we expect this broadcast deal to further increase Australian baseball's presence in Taiwan."


Baseball is the number one sport in Taiwan and fans now have the opportunity to follow local megastars Lo Chia-Jen, Shen Hao-Wei and Kuo Chun-wei as they continue to establish themselves in the Australian Baseball League.


Vale believes last season's success set the platform for wide-ranging partnerships between Australian and Taiwanese baseball.


"Our ties with Taiwan continue to grow through a number of various commercial initiatives including an Australian team in the CPBL, and we're excited to enhance our relationship with Taiwan through this partnership with ELEVEN SPORTS."


ELEVEN SPORTS will highlight the Taiwanese stars that will feature in this year's edition of the Australian Baseball League, including former CPBL Rookie of the Year Hsu Chi-hung, Fubon Guardians outfielder Shen Hao-wei and Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions catcher Kuo Chun-wei. More announcements are expected regarding Taiwanese players in coming days.