Discovery Sports’ channels and apps are to be the new home of the 2022 Super League Triathlon.
The swim-bike-run series kicks off with the Arena Games Triathlon, a new esports format blending real life and virtual racing to deliver an immersive viewing experience which will crown official triathlon esports World Champions thanks to its agreement with World Triathlon.
Later in the year SLT will stage its global Championship Series with a line-up of outdoor events around the world.
The broadcast deal with Discovery Sports brings live coverage and highlights content of all SLT events to Eurosport 1 and 2 plus discovery+ and the Eurosport App.
Michael D’hulst, CEO at Super League Triathlon, said: “Super League Triathlon’s mission is to bring professional triathlon to a mainstream audience and give our amazing athletes and sport the best platform to grow.
“Partnering with Discovery is a significant milestone as it allows us to work with a fantastic company who, like Super League, are known for innovation and delivering amazing content to sports fans. It also opens up triathlon for regular viewing to a massive audience already engaged in watching sport.”
Trojan Paillot, VP Sports Rights Acquisition and Syndication at Discovery Sports, said: “We have long championed elite triathlon events between Olympic cycles and are committed to bringing inspirational stories involving the world’s best triathletes to fans across Europe.
“We look forward to partnering with Super League Triathlon to harness the full scale of our channels and digital platforms including discovery+ to offer viewers access to every moment of SLT action in 2022.”