A7FL & ELEVEN SPORTS ANNOUNCE 2018 SEASON PARTNERSHIP
Boca Raton, FL, April 8th, 2018 (A7FL.com) – One of sports’ fastest growing and most exciting new leagues, the American 7s Football League (A7FL®), continues to build it’s television and digital distribution to fans across the United States and the world in high-definition on ELEVEN Sports Network® (DirecTV & FiOS). The A7FL 2018 Season, games of the week, two games each week are scheduled to be televised by ELEVEN Sports Network starting on April 9th at 7PM EST /6AM PST.
The A7FL® will holds it’s fourth season from venues in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, and Eastern Pennsylvania. The A7FL represents the world’s largest semi-professional 7 on 7, no pads, tackle football league. Since its inception in 2014, the A7FL has drawn tremendous press and record online ratings and viral exposure from outlets such as Sports Illustrated®, Sporting News®, Bleacher Report®, and ESPN®, and social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Now ELEVEN Sports Network has acquired the exclusive United States and International broadcast rights to the A7FL 2018 Season. Through ELEVEN Sports Network distribution with DirecTV and FiOS, the A7FL 2018 Season will be accessible by over 70MM homes worldwide.
A7FL is quickly becoming a major sports and entertainment franchise on television and we are excited to build on this traction to bring the compelling stories of our athletes, the excitement of American 7s Football, and the entire 2018 season to American 7s Football® fans around the world. –
SENER KORKUSUZ, CEO
Sener Korkusuz CEO of A7FL said: “A7FL is quickly becoming a major sports and entertainment franchise on television and we are excited to build on this traction to bring the compelling stories of our athletes, the excitement of American 7s Football, and a format for the expansion of American 7s Football® to the world”. “American 7s Football® is grateful to ELEVEN Sports for licensing our 2018 Season so many more fans from across the US and the world will have a chance to either attend live in person or watch this historic live televised A7FL event”, said Ryan DePaul, co-founder and President of the league. This agreement that awards ELEVEN Sports Network the exclusive rights to broadcast the A7FL 2018 Season, and follows the league’s latest announcement of the leagues deal with Facebook Watch and ESPN E60 filming A7FL documentary coverage.
“Today is another milestone day in A7FL history and marks the first full season of American 7s Football that will be broadcast to the world. We believe we have found the platform and partner in ELEVEN Sports Network who is pioneering exposure for new and exciting sports to fans globally. We look forward to bringing A7FL fans the great American 7s Football they love by inviting them to watch our 2018 Season LIVE on ELEVEN Sports Network,” said Sener Korkusuz, CEO, A7FL.
About A7FL: Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, the American 7s Football League is the largest full contact, tackle football league in the United States that plays without hard pads and helmets. The goal of the A7FL is to save one of America’s favorite sports by fixing the way players tackle without sacrificing the physicality of the game all football fans love. The A7FL platform provides a modern model for the continued existence of football nationally as well as the expansion of American 7s football internationally. For more information, visit: www.A7FL.com.
About ELEVEN Sports: ELEVEN SPORTS is available in 70 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Launched in the US in March 2017, ELEVEN SPORTS is dedicated to delivering world-class domestic and international sports and lifestyle entertainment ‘For The Fans’. Sports fans will be treated to a unique mix of emerging and established sports combined to provide engaging and compelling LIVE entertainment, placing the viewer at the very heart of the action.