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Mediacorp to broadcast 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Premier League pre-season friendlies

Mediacorp to broadcast 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Premier League pre-season friendlies

Teo Shun Xie bears the Singapore flag as she leads Team Singapore at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (File photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

SINGAPORE: Sports fans will be able to catch Team Singapore in action at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham from Jul 29 to Aug 9 on multiple platforms offered by Mediacorp.

Viewers can enjoy free coverage of the event on digital entertainment service meWATCH, Mediacorp's free-to-air Channel 5 and YouTube.

The action will include live coverage of the various sporting events, the opening and closing ceremonies, daily highlights, and on-demand coverage of full events and highlights of various events.

Singapore will be represented by 67 athletes at the Games, which features 72 nations and territories, in events such as athletics, badminton, gymnastics, lawn bowls, swimming and wrestling.

Singapore's contingent includes two para-athletes in powerlifting and swimming.

The Games is the first multi-sport event to feature an integrated parasports programme.

PREMIER LEAGUE FRIENDLIES

Mediacorp will also broadcast six friendlies involving English Premier League clubs from Jul 12 to Jul 22. The matches will be broadcast live on meWATCH, with delayed telecasts on Channel 5 the same day.

Long-time rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will play their first-ever pre-season friendly in Asia against each other in Bangkok, Thailand on Jul 12.

Liverpool will also play at the Singapore National Stadium on Jul 15, taking on Crystal Palace.

The other four friendlies will take place in Australia, featuring Aston Villa, Leeds United, Crystal Palace, as well as Australian side Brisbane Roar.

meWATCH will also feature live broadcasts of two friendlies between Singapore's and Hong Kong's women's national football teams at Jalan Besar Stadium on Jun 23 and 26. The matches will provide valuable game time for the Singapore side ahead of the ASEAN Football Federation Women's Championship.

Basketball fans will also have something to look forward to. 

The FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup, which will be hosted in Singapore for the first time, will be aired live on meWATCH from Jul 6 to Jul 10. Highlights will be available on Mediacorp's YouTube channel. 

Source: CNA/nh(gr)
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