Canadian broadcaster Asian Television Network (ATN) has acquired the rights to the fifth season of Indian Super League (ISL) which will run until March 2019.
The deal with Star Sports will see Canada’s largest South Asian Broadcaster and pioneer broadcaster of Cricket expand its sports football with premier Indian football competition. Star Sports is the official broadcaster and co-owner of the ISL along with Reliance Industries.
All games of the ISL season 5, which kicked off last week, will air LIVE on five ATN stations namely CBN, ATN Cricket Plus, ATN Life, ATN Punjabi Plus, and ATN Bangla. The network has a total of 54 speciality television channels with 3 sports channels.
ISL season 5 will feature 10 teams playing across eleven different venues with a total of 90 group stage games and 5 playoffs.
Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, President and CEO of ATN, “We are very excited to bring the Indian Super League to Canada on 5 of our channels. Our commitment to bring different programming options to our viewers continue with this new addition to our current line-up of Afghanistan premiere League and the upcoming Cricket series from Australia and New Zealand.”
ATN has also acquired the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights of the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League professional t20 cricket tournament and was also the official Canadian broadcaster of the inaugural Global T20 Canada League this year.