beIN MEDIA GROUP (“beIN”), the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and GAME Polo have agreed a deal which will see beIN SPORTS broadcast the highlights to the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP in 12 territories, including: the United States, Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, East Timor and Hong Kong.
The international competition will take place from 10 to 20 June 2021 in the prestigious grounds of the Polo Club of Chantilly, near Paris, France. Sanctioned by the Federation of International Polo, the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP will bring together, for the first time ever, the best polo clubs in the world, including the Polo Club de Chantilly (FRA), Hamburger Polo Club (GER), Dos Lunas Polo Club (SPA), Moscow Polo Club (RUS), Evviva Polo St. Moritz (SUI) and Düsseldorf Polo Club (GER).
Commenting on the announcement, Daniel Horlock, Acquisitions and Content Strategy Manager at beIN MEDIA GROUP said, “We are delighted to have secured the rights to broadcast the first POLO RIDER CUP in 12 countries of the beIN network. With teams competing from around the world in the 10-day tournament, the 2021 POLO RIDER CUP is unlike any other and another indication of the diverse range of sport we offer our subscribers.”
Olivier Godallier, President & Co-Founder of GAME Polo, comments: “The concept of the POLO RIDER CUP is to bring the polo sport outside of its traditional family and make it known to a wider audience. Having beIN on board to broadcast this first edition shows that polo has its rightful place alongside premium sports. Many thanks to beIN!”
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