Optus Sport has kicked off the new year by securing the exclusive Australian rights to Japan’s J.League competition for three years, effective from the 2020 season.
This year’s competition commences on February 21 and is the first major Asian football acquisition for Optus Sport.
Optus head of TV and content Corin Dimopoulos says the acquisition solidifies the streaming service's position as the "home of the best football from around the world".
“We are also pleased to see steady subscriber growth of Optus Sport over the last year. We are particularly proud to be streaming our content to 825,000 active Optus Sport subscribing accounts," Dimopoulos says.
“This year is going to be our biggest year yet; with the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Women’s Super League, J.League and UEFA Euro 2020 all appearing live and on demand on Optus Sport.”
The J.League commences in February and will run through until November, with up to four matches per round made available live and on demand to Optus Sport viewers.
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