A press conference on this matter was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 14:00 on Thursday, June 30 (15:00 JST).
・ Broadcasting station: ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan
・ Contract years: 5 years from 2022 to 2026
・ Broadcast target games: Open games (partial), Pacific League official games (including interleague games), Pacific League climax series
ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan will start broadcasting Pacific League games in 2021. In 2021, the Pacific League game will be broadcast annually, centering on the games of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters to which Wang Po Jung belongs and the Saitama Seibu Lions to which Nien Ting Wu belongs. Broadcast 280 games. It is also popular in Taiwan, and Japanese professional baseball is attracting a lot of attention, so we have signed a new five-year long-term contract. More than 140 games will be broadcast in 2023, and more than 280 Pacific League games will be broadcast after 2024.
Pacific League Marketing will continue to take on new challenges both domestically and internationally in order to carry out its mission of “increasing new fans of professional baseball.”
- ELEVEN Group Taiwan Managing Director Comment
Pacific League Marketing has been a very important partner since we were together last year.
We are very excited that Taiwanese fans will once again enjoy the top baseball games through ELEVEN SPORTS. ELEVEN SPORTS has various platforms such as cable TV, IPTV and OTT, so you can watch the game anytime and anywhere.
We are planning a long term of 5 years so that more fans can watch the Pacific League games and wonderful moments. Similarly, I am very grateful to many Japanese fans for their support of the Pacific League Taiwanese players.
I believe that Japanese and Taiwanese have the same feelings for baseball, and we will increase the exchange of people with Japanese and Taiwanese culture through baseball. The pandemic can’t stop fans from both countries from loving baseball, and I’m looking forward to Japanese and Taiwanese fans coming and going to each other’s countries and watching the game there.
* What is ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan?
Since landing in Taiwan in 2016, ELEVEN SPORTS has provided a variety of platforms and content to Taiwan’s sports industry and viewers. ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan is currently broadcasting baseball games for Taiwanese professional baseball (CPBL) Rakuten Monkeys, Uni-President Lions, and Wei Chuan Dragons.
- Yuki Negishi Pacific League Marketing Corp. CEO Comment
We are very pleased to have the opportunity to broadcast the Pacific League match in Taiwan over the next five years with our partner ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan from last year. We will endeavor to convey the appeal of Japanese professional baseball to as many Taiwanese people as possible. For Taiwanese players who are active in Japan, I think the support from Taiwanese people is very encouraging, and I would like them to support them through “ELEVEN SPORTS”.
In recent years, pandemics have restricted people’s traffic. When the pandemic is over, I would like to put more effort into activities that allow Taiwanese people to actually visit and enjoy the Japanese stadium. We will continue to cooperate with ELEVEN SPORTS Taiwan to further deepen exchanges between Taiwan and Japan through baseball. Please enjoy Japanese baseball through “ELEVEN SPORTS”!