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SPN bags broadcast, digital rights for International Champions Cup 2016

Just wait for the thrill with Real Madrid CF, Manchester United FC, Paris Saint-Germain and other illustrious clubs participating in the tournament from July 22. The matches will be telecast on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | July 22, 2016

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Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) recently acquired the exclusive broadcast and digital rights to telecast the 2016 edition of the International Champions Cup in India. The matches this year will be held across North America, Europe, Australia, and China, and will see 17 top clubs from across the world participating in the highly anticipated season opening tournament.

The International Champions Cup will begin from July 22 and will run through August 13. The telecast will be live and exclusive on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels. The tournament will also be streamed live on the SonyLIV app.

The International Champions Cup 2016 is one of the many tournaments of the 2016-17 football seasons and will kick-off the 2016-17 club seasons across the world. The fourth edition of this competition will see the return of the winners from the last season – Real Madrid CF, Manchester United FC, Paris Saint-Germain, along with other illustrious clubs from across the world.

The tournament will feature the most successful and elite clubs from across Spain, Italy, Germany, England, France, Scotland and Australia, along with a host of top players in world football.

The acquisition of the broadcast and digital rights of the 2016 International Champions Cup is a strategic approach by the Sports Cluster of SPN towards bringing the best of football to India. After the successful broadcast of the recently concluded UEFA Euro 2016 and Copa America Centenario, the sports cluster of SPN has added the International Champions Cup to its football portfolio and intends to be the one-stop destination for football fans in India.

Rajesh Kaul Rajesh Kaul

Rajesh Kaul, President, Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks, said, “The acquisition of the exclusive broadcast rights of the 2016 edition of the International Champions Cup in India reinforces the Sports Cluster of SPN’s leadership in sports broadcast in India. The 2016 International Champions Cup is significant of a gold-standard of football with Europe’s elite clubs participating in this tournament. After the success of the UEFA Euro 2016, we are looking forward to broadcasting the season-opening tournament of club football, thereby setting the stage for a great season. We are happy to bring the most compelling football content for Indian fans.”

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