VS LIVE, formerly SKY ARENA events, has scored a massive coup, and will exclusively screen football’s star studded inaugural International Champions Cup Australia tournament live from the Melbourne Cricket Ground next month.
The competition, which runs from July 18 to the 24th, features three of the world’s biggest clubs in Real Madrid, AS Roma and Manchester City FC, and their superstar rosters including Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Francesco Totti (AS Roma) and the incomparable Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), who was recently crowned “FIFA World Player of the Year”.
More than 220,000 tickets are expected to be sold for the three-match series between the iconic European giants.
The tournament open’s with Real Madrid CF versus AS Roma on Saturday, 18 July. AS Roma then face Manchester City FC on Tuesday, 21st, before the tournament concludes on Friday, 24 July, with a thrilling clash between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City FC in one of the largest football matches ever played outside of Europe.
The competition will be fierce, with all three clubs presently alive in the UEFA Champions League, and vying for their respective national titles. Currently, AS Roma are second in Serie A, Real Madrid lead La Liga and Manchester City are second in the EPL.
VS LIVE was the first company to pay-per-view EPL in New Zealand with last years Carlsberg United football tour, and launched its first online stream in June with Robbie Berridge’s IBO world title fight.
Director John McRae is ecstatic about the opportunity to showcase the footballing spectacle online for Kiwi fans.
“It’s an honour for VS LIVE to bring some of the greatest names, not just in football, but world sport, into the homes of New Zealanders.”
“As an organization we are in the business of live events and committed to securing or producing unique live broadcast content.
“The investment in our own online platform means that we can also deliver live events to the New Zealand public we want to see as fans and compliments the events we produce for our traditional broadcast partners.”
The VS LIVE platform provides viewers the flexibility of how they want to watch the events and when. Fans can watch the games live on a PC, MAC, iPad, mobile or TV by connecting it with with a cable or Chromecasting it from any of their devices.
The DVR functionality of the platform also allows fans to rewind mid broadcast or watch on demand when they want.”
It will cost $14.95 for an individual ‘game pass’ and $29.95 for a ‘season pass’ to view all three games.
People can simply book the event online at www.vslive.co.nz and then access the content either live or when convenient.
Event: International Champions Cup – Live from the MCG in Melbourne
Duration: July 18th – July 24th
Game Pass: $14.95 per game
Season Pass: $29.95 for all three games
Game one: Real Madrid CF [vs] AS Roma
Date: Saturday, July 18
Kick off: 9pm
Game two: AS Roma [vs] Manchester City FC
Date: Tuesday, July 21
Kick off: 9:45pm
Game three: Manchester City FC [vs] Real Madrid CF Date:
Date: Friday, July 24
Kick off: 9:45pm
Broadcaster website: www.vslive.co.nz