Spurs build on Korean credentials with skySports TV deal

September 17 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have continued to build on the their South Korean links with an agreement with skySports to broadcast exclusive club content in Korea.

Spurs have Korean stars Heung-min Son and So-hyun Ch oin their men’s and women’s teams and the club has become the most watched and best supported overseas team in the country.

While the Premier League has a centralised live broadcast deal in South Korea, Spurs has rights to sell its weekly highlights programme in Korea.

The show lasts about 160 minutes and broadcast each week, and will include a full delayed broadcast of the Men’s First Team’s most recent fixtures from all its competitions, as well as pre and post-match analysis, manager and player interviews and behind-the-scenes features.

It will also regularly feature highlights of the most recent women’s team matches

Junho Lee, Head of Programming, skySports, said: “Tottenham Hotspur’s weekly show, including full coverage of each of its Men’s First Team’s matches, will capture the attention of the Korean football fans. We also plan to launch a skySports-branded VOD channel in the near future, and that will allow more viewers to enjoy Tottenham Hotspur content and other sports content whenever they want.”

Earlier this year, Spurs launched a Korean-language Twitter account (@Spurs_KR), adding to its existing Naver TV channel, Korean-language Facebook page, website and Official Supporters’ Club.

Aidan Mullally, Head of Business Development, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “skySports has quickly built a great reputation for broadcasting world-class soccer and we are delighted that Tottenham Hotspur is now part of that coverage. We have an incredible following in South Korea and we hope this partnership can further strengthen our relationship with our fans there.”

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