The company 1190 Sports, focused on managing and marketing sports rights, has announced this Wednesday, June 23th, a new distribution agreement with PP Sports (Suning Sports Media Co), one of the leading sports content platforms in China, through which those who access the OTT will have available three matches for each fixture date of Brasileirão’s A Series, the name by which the Brazilian Professional Football League is known.
As part of the agreement, those who access PP Sports will also be able to watch highlights with the best content from each football match, goals, the most relevant plays, interviews with footballers, and other related content.
‘This partnership means a very important milestone for the Brazilian Football League, which continues to expand its presence in the Asian continent, as well as globally. We are delighted to bring the best of Brazilian football to China, a market with more than 300 million fans, and where the demand for quality football is growing steadily, through PP Sports, the leading local platform for sporting events’, reported Hernan Donari, CEO & Co-Founder at 1190 Sports.
According to Wan Dong, CEO at PP Sports, the company hopes that, from this agreement with 1190 Sports, they will be able to ‘offer exclusive events and exciting content to our local fans, and promote South American football events to more sports fans’.
1190 Sports owns the international broadcasting rights on TV, pay TV, PPV and OTT platforms outside Brazil of Series A and B of the Brasileirão for four seasons (2020-2023). The distribution agreement for the Brazilian Professional Football League in China was achieved through Latin American Trade Co., Ltd, representative of 1190 Sports in that market.
Apart from this agreement, 1190 Sports announced in mid-May a partnership with ViacomCBS to broadcast Brasileirão’s matches in English in the US through the SVOD OTT Paramount+, until 2023.