Eurosport finds a new home on Fetch after ending Foxtel partnership

By Paige Murphy | 22 January 2020
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Eurosport has a new Australian home on Fetch following Foxtel's announcement last year that it would not renew its contract with the sports channel.

The partnership between Eurosport's parent organisation Discovery and Fetch TV has been expanded to an eight-channel portfolio from Saturday February 1.

The agreement with Fetch TV furthers Eurosport’s goal to be the number one destination for specialist sports in 2020.

Through the agreement, Fetch TV and Eurosport will bring viewers ad-break-free live stage coverage of key cycling events - some of which are exclusive to the channel.

It will also keep viewers up to date with major international athletics events, the world's biggest snooker tournaments and the final events in the Winter Sports World Cup.

Rebecca Kent, general manager of Discovery, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, says Eurosport will continue to deliver a line-up of premium events in 2020.

“We are thrilled that Eurosport has a new Australian home with Fetch TV as we expand our partnership,” Kent says.

“Eurosport has a loyal audience of Aussies who are extremely passionate about sports like cycling, athletics, snooker and winter sports."

Fetch TV CEO Scott Lorson says Eurosport has been one of the TV platform's most requested channel additions.

“Eurosport continues to invest in premium content and the future is bright with expanding rights, and compelling coverage," Lorson says.

"Eurosport is a perfect complement to our existing premium international sports offering, and will join Optus Sport, ESPN, EDGESport, beIN SPORTS, and UFC Pay-Per-View on the Fetch platform.”

Fetch TV will add Eurosport, Discovery Turbo, and Investigation Discovery to its platform over the next two months.

This follows the December announcement of the renewal of Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel on Fetch.

There will also be an expansion in video-on-demand rights.

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