Digicel Play Summer of Sports

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Olympics, Copa America, Euro 2016, Diamond League on ESPN, free-to-air TV and SportsMax via Digicel Play

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel Play customers across the Caribbean will have full HD access to live coverage of some of the world’s biggest sporting events this summer – including the Euro 2016, Copa America, the Olympics and the Diamond League – all of which they can watch via ESPN, SportsMax and locally via free-to-air channels available on Digicel Play.  

“Our aim is to ensure that our customers have access to the ultimate in home entertainment so they can enjoy their favourite programmes,” said John Suranyi, Group CEO for Digicel Play.

Every four years, the world’s eyes are on one event – the Olympics – where athletes compete for their country and the right to call themselves the best. This year, Digicel brand ambassador and World Record holder, Usain Bolt, will look to defend his sprint double titles and sports fans will be able to witness history in the making on ESPN and free-to-air TV via Digicel Play. The 14 events from the Diamond League that lead up to the Olympics will be available to Digicel Play customers on SportsMax and SportsMax2 starting May 6.

In June, two of the biggest football tournaments – Copa America and EURO 2016 – will also be shown in full HD with the best teams in the world participating.  EURO 2016 will feature World Cup winners, Germany who will be challenged by host team France, as well as Wayne Rooney’s England and Ronaldo’s Portugal. While World Cup runners-up Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, will battle Neymar’s Brazil and Suarez’s Uruguay along with the Reggae Boys in the 100th edition of the Copa America.

Other exciting and much-anticipated events that sports fans will be able to watch on Digicel Play this summer include Wimbledon, the French Open, Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Major League Soccer, the closing games in European league football from England, Germany, Italy, Spain and more.

“We are very happy to be delivering an action-packed summer of sports that our customers can access on SportsMax, SportsMax2, ESPN, free-to-air TV and mobile via our Digicel Play service,” added Suranyi. 


About Digicel Group 

Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After more than 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

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