Launch of the new Eurosport Player guarantees an unrivalled user experience, delivering immersive and exclusive content for sports fans who never want to miss the action
Paris, June 11, 2015 - Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination, has today launched the new version of Eurosport Player, the channel’s online home of sports broadcast, available on PC, tablet, mobile and TV. Eurosport Player is available now at www.eurosportplayer.com, in time for Le Mans 24 Hours, to kick-off a summer fuelled with the best live sports action available on the Player including the Tour de France, FIFA Women’s World Cup, US Open and much more to come as Eurosport acquires additional premium sports rights.
“Eurosport Player, the home of Eurosport TV online, provides unlimited access to live streaming of Eurosport’s channels, bonus channels and second screen experiences on any device in 14 languages throughout 52 markets,” said Arnaud Maillard, VP Digital Media, Discovery Networks International & Eurosport. “Le Mans 24 Hours is one of our flagship events and the perfect opportunity to showcase the new Eurosport Player with unprecedented coverage of the event, with a simple interface and more intuitive content discovery for an immersive and extensive bespoke live experience, anytime and on any device.”
Via the Eurosport Player, petrol heads will be able to enjoy every minute, every bend, every jawdropping moment of Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s oldest and most prestigious endurance motor race. The Player will provide the most immersive coverage possible to motorsport fans with unrivalled content and special programming. Users will enjoy uninterrupted, ad-free broadcasts with high quality picture on all devices, while benefitting from the innovative user experience guaranteed to take racing fans right under the skin of the esteemed race.
New functions of the Eurosport Player that users will be able to access for Le Mans 24 Hours and future events include:
Live and enhanced linear experience: simulcast of Eurosport channels available on full screen. The user is never more than a click away from the live action.
24 hour live experience – coverage around the clock from Le Mans with literally every minute of the race covered.
Second screen content (stats, news, Tweets) and additional feeds without interrupting the live race feed. Viewers can also take advantage of the expertise from 9 eurosport.com newsrooms.
360° coverage: multiple camera access allowing for a bespoke viewing experience, including on-board cameras.
Easy to find content: intuitive channel navigation, alerts and notifications, and a new-look programme guide.
Re-live the best moments of the race with highlights and catch-up features, as well as live controls with 3 hours DVR. It also boasts a start over option, markers in the timeline to flag key events in the race and near live replay with short form and long form videos.
Fans will also be able to tune-in for Eurosport’s behind-the-scenes reports at Le Mans, featuring the best drivers fighting it out in finely tuned cars built by leading manufacturers including Audi, Porsche, Toyota and Nissan, all demonstrating the very best in automotive innovation. Over the past five years, Eurosport’s coverage of Le Mans has reached an average 16.5 million fans in Europe, with a record 18 million in 2013.
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Eurosport Group is the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination. Part of Discovery Communications, the world’s No.1 pay-tv programmer, Eurosport is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive live sports experience through compelling content and technical innovation. Eurosport reaches 222 million cumulative subscribers across 91 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport - the flagship channel - is the No.1 pan-European TV channel, broadcasting over 5,000 hours of live sport every year into 137 million homes in 54 countries, providing expert commentary in 20 different languages. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No.1 online sports news website with up to 23 million visitors every month. Eurosport Events is the group’s expert division in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information on corporate.eurosport.com