Eurosport renews with Beeline for expanded Russian coverage
Editor | 01-12-2013
As part of its on-going strategy to expand through Europe, Eurosport has signed a multi-year agreement deal with one of the biggest Russian IPTV operators, Beeline TV.
Owned by is one of the Russian leading IPTV platforms with over 900,000 active subscribers across Russia.
The new deal will see the return of Eurosport to the platform and will offer high-definition versions of Eurosport’s flagship channels adding to the 40 others that Beeline offers in HD.
Beeline TV subscribers will be able to watch 1500 hours coverage of the winter sports season, including ski jumping, cross country and biathlon World Cup tournaments. In the coming year, there will also be action from three tennis grand slams, starting with the Australian Open in January.
Commented Anna Ryzhikova, chief of OJSC VimpelCom’s Wire Internet and TV Services Marketing Department: “In our country sport is an important part of our lives. We are happy to offer Beeline TV users the opportunity to watch the most current sporting events through this new agreement with Eurosport.”
“We are delighted to be back on the Beeline IPTV Platform,” added Olivier Bramly, Executive VP, Global distribution said Eurosport offers an unrivalled portfolio of live sporting events, which feature many famous Russian athletes, we are confident fans will enjoy.”
Eurosport HD also broadcasts a full calendar of cycling with top races such as Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta. Each weekend Eurosport 2 HD broadcasts up to five live matches from the German Bundesliga football league.