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Opportunities & Challenges of eSports on TV - Interview with 7Sports COO Stefan Zant
Published at 03.05.2019 by Eyes & Ears of Europe
7Sports, the sports business unit of ProSiebenSat.1, has been active in the eSports sector since 2016, including live broadcasts of international tournaments, the weekly magazine "ran eSports - Professional. Gaming. Magazine" on ProSieben MAXX and, most recently, the digital content on www.esports.com. A cooperation like the one with the eSports organizer DreamHack is intended to bring even more content to television and illustrates 7Sports' intention to make eSports known to the masses.
eSports is here to stay! From the alleged niche to the mass audience
Published at 15.02.2019 by Eyes & Ears of Europe
eSPORTS1, the first linear eSports TV channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, was launched on January 24. It is an offshoot of the SPORT1 channel, which had already devoted itself to eSports in the form of tournament broadcasts on free TV, an online channel and its own eSports app. The establishment of its own pay-TV channel is a further step towards reaching the eSports community. But how does one come to the decision to launch a linear TV channel for a target group that is moving further and further away from linear programming? Does such a channel have to be promoted differently from "normal" sports programming? And do classical viewers understand this content at all? Eyes & Ears wanted to know more.