Eutelsat to launch ESR 24/7 Esports network on Hotbird – SatelliteProME.com

Eutelsat to launch ESR 24/7 Esports network on Hotbird – SatelliteProME.com

In an exclusive agreement, ESR will make its content available in Europe for the first time in 24/7 HD linear format.

ESRevolution has selected Eutelsat’s 13 degrees East position for the European launch of its video gaming channel ESR.

In an exclusive agreement, ESR, already present in the US, will make its content available in Europe for the first time in 24/7 HD linear format from February on Hotbird, which reaches over 135 million TV households.

Speaking about the agreement, Philippe Oliva, Eutelsat’s CCO, said: “We are excited to welcome ESR on Hotbird. Its groundbreaking format attracts a new generation of younger audiences and illustrates that linear distribution via satellite is attractive for these new channel genres to multiply and diversify their distribution”.

Wendy Wang, CEO of ESR added: “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat to deliver our content to the millions of gamers and fans in Europe in 24/7 linear format. The global video gaming market continues to grow at a rapid rate, and we look forward to developing our offer and growing our European audience in the years to come”.