J.LEAGUE announced today that the 2019 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE matches will be available for viewing in more than 140 countries and regions via Rakuten’s new live streaming, video on demand service, Rakuten Sports.
The matches will now be enjoyed by over 150 countries and regions with the start of Rakuten Sports.
The international superstars like Andrés Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) and Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) now playing in the league has raised attention from fans around the world, and it was one of the incentives to start the distribution. With the new platform, it enables J.LEAGUE to be enjoyed by a wider international audience.
【Watch 2019 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE through Rakuten Sports】
2019 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE（3 matches per round）
Tuesday, 11th June, 2019
More than 140 countries and regions worldwide, excluding the following: Algeria, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chad, China, Croatia, Djibouti, Egypt, FYR Macedonia, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Macao, Mauritania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Republic of Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States and Yemen.
*More contents are scheduled to be distributed going forward.
【About Rakuten Sports】
Rakuten Sports is a global live streaming, video on demand service that powers the 2019 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE matches on live and video on demand, and also distributes exclusive video contents about football such as about Andrés Iniesta, who plays for Vissel Kobe, the Rakuten Group’s J1 football club.
＜Reference＞ Countries and regions J.LEAGUE is available through other broadcasters/channels
（as of 11th June, 2019）
|1||i-Cable Sports Limited||Hong Kong|
|2||Cineplex Company Limited (TrueVision)||Thailand|
|3||Teledifusao De Macau S.A (TDM)||Macau|
|4||China Sports Media Limited (CSM)||China|
|5||Measat Broadcasting Network Systems Sdn Bhd (Astro)||Brunei, Malaysia|
|6||United Media SARL (SportKlub)||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,
Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia,
|7||Sportdigital Tv Sende-Und Producktion
|Austria, Germany, Switzerland|
|8||Perform Media Channels (DAZN)||USA, Canada|