Ten Action to broadcast I-League and Federation Cup matches

Louise Duffy | 03-10-2012

IMG-Reliance, the commercial partner of All India Football Federation (AIFF), has signed a three-year deal with Ten Sports to broadcast I-League and Federation Cup competitions.

The matches will be broadcast live across various platforms, such as television, IPTV, DTH, HITS, internet TV and mobile.

As part of the deal, Ten Sports will broadcast the I-League competition through its football channel Ten Action, for three consecutive seasons starting 2012-13.

With the I-League competition kicking off on Saturday, Ten Action will telecast 75 live and delayed matches throughout the season.

Fans can catch the inaugural day action between Pailan Arrow Vs Mumbai FC to be played at Kolkata at 2.30 pm and Dempo SC Vs Churchill Brothers to be played at Goa at 5.30 pm.

Ten Action also has the mandate for telecasting the Federation Cup competition for the next two seasons starting 2013.

"The fiercely contested Federation Cup, concluded recently, has set the ball rolling for the 2012-13 football calendar year. The I-League competition brings in even more enthusiasm and excitement, as the clubs are eager to renew their rivalry and fight it out from round One," said Kushal Das, general secretary, AIFF.

Atul Pande, CEO Ten Sports added: "We are delighted to partner with IMG-Reliance to telecast I-League and Federation Cup, two of India's premier football tournaments."

The IMG-Reliance spokesperson said, "We are happy to bring Ten Sports on board as a broadcast partner in football. Having a long-term partnership with the broadcaster is an important step in ensuring quality and continuous coverage of the two competitions."