Over 7 million tune in to ELEVEN, including Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan has been providing fans around the world with a rare offering of LIVE sport over the past week, with action from the Taiwan Super Basketball League and the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Matches - which have all been played ‘behind-closed-doors’ - have been streamed globally on Twitter while ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan has also broadcast the games locally across their linear, OTT and Twitch platforms. The broadcasts have enjoyed record-breaking audiences, with fans starved of live sport tuning in from around the world to watch both competitions.
The three-game Chinese Professional Baseball League series between Fubon Guardians and Rakuten Monkeys from Friday 17th - Sunday 19th April was viewed a combined 3.6million times globally on Twitter. The Super Basketball League play-off match between Yulon and Pauian on Saturday 18th April recorded close to half a million views globally on Twitter.
Across ELEVEN Taiwan’s week of sport, live and replayed shows racked up more than 6.3million views in total on Twitter via@ELEVENSPORTSTW. Among those tuning in was Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. Over 60% of ELEVEN’s international audience across the week came from the United States. In addition, over 1.4million Taiwan fans have enjoyed ELEVEN SPORTS’ coverage on Twitch in the past week.
Luis Vicente, ELEVEN SPORTS GROUP CEO, said: “We are dedicated to bringing the best possible sports offering to our fans around the world. Over the past week, it’s been a truly rewarding experience to be able to offer our audience a return to live sport, with the Taiwan Super Basketball League & Chinese Professional Baseball League.
“In such a difficult period for the world and for sports, it is amazing to see some light at the end of the tunnel and to be able to bring the joy of live sport back to fans around the world. Now more than ever, we stand For The Fans and we look forward to offering our viewers more top sporting action as it returns in the coming weeks and months.”
More live sport will follow on ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan this week, with the six-game Taiwan Super Basketball League Finals between Taiwan Beer and Yulon Luxgen getting underway on Tuesday 21st April. The games will be broadcast globally via @ELEVENSPORTSTW.
ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan launched in 2016 and offers fans a package of local baseball and basketball in addition to premium international rights including the English Premier League and the NBA.