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Discovery’s Eurosport heads to Singapore

Discovery and Singaporean broadcaster Mediacorp are to launch Eurosport and Setanta Sports via on-demand platform Toggle.

The pan-European service and the rugby offering will be available at a monthly rate of $7.90.

Eurosport’s portfolio includes cycling, tennis, judo, wrestling, winter sports, football and motorsports.

The platform airs the Tour de France and IAAF Diamond League athletics, and upcoming events include the 53rd FIS World Cup winter sports, the FIA World Touring Car Cup, and the European Athletics Cross Country Championships.

Meanwhile, Setanta Sports provides rugby league and union events from the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Major rugby properties include SANZAR’s matches such as The Rugby Championship and Super Rugby, Super League, and Aviva Premiership.

Anil Nihalani, head of digital products and technology at Mediacorp, said: “We continue building our sports offerings following the success of World Cup. This tie-up with Eurosport and Setanta Sports brings premium sports to our viewers at an attractive price. Subscription on Toggle is also easier with instant activation online – no set-top box installation and the service is available on a wide variety of devices including mobile and Smart TVs.”

Anna Pak Burdin, GM for Southeast Asia at Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, added: “Through Mediacorp’s Toggle platform, we are able to bring all the action to our passionate sports fans on the go, providing flexibility to customers in how they access their favourite sporting events and teams.”