The whole idea is actually simple when the new broadcast deal is inked today (as in yesterday when this entry was loaded up) - to provide the necessary catalyst to fuel the realization of the ambitious ASEAN Super League (ASL).
|Moving out of obscurity as S.League goes regional|
With the participation of Brunei's DPMM and the Harimau Muda from Malaysia in this season's S.League, it does make sense to boast its regional presence in those two countries and to serve as a gauge if fans in these two countries are open to this concept as well.
The same program will be carried by Astro Arena for the Malaysian and Bruneian audience with similar arrangement by local cable TV provider StarHub for Singapore viewers according to their schedule.
"For the first time in our history, the live telecast of our professional league matches and highlight shows will go beyond the shores of Singapore, into Malaysia and Brunei." said Mr Lim Chin, the S.League CEO in welcoming this trailblazing move that will propel Singapore domestic football to a wider audience outside this island nation.
"This will expand our geographical presence and will go a long way in boosting the appeal of the S.League in Asia." he added.
|Dez is coming back!! (file picture by Ko Po Hui)|
Leading football pundits Dez Corkhill (pictured above or left depending on your browser setting) and Paul Masefield will also be making their return to S.League football commentary with presenter Colette Wong alongside with several experts in a preview show prior to each "live" game at the Jalan Besar Stadium during this upcoming season.
In total, there will be 30 ‘live’ matches, comprising 26 league games and four cup matches scheduled for this season with Jalan Besar Stadium being the venue for all ‘live’ games.
StarHub will air one ‘live’ Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League match per match-week on SuperSports Arena (StarHub TV Channel 112/201, SuperSports Arena is a complimentary sports channel available to all StarHub TV customers.
The matches will be shown on StarHub TV Online and StarHub TV on Mobile as well.