Lacrosse will be be televised nationally in Israel for the first time, when Sport ONE carries the Israel Premier Lacrosse League Championship Game live from Wolfson Fields in Tel Aviv on Wednesday at 7:45 PM.
The Hebrew-language broadcast will also be streamed live via the Sport ONE website, at one.co.il.
“This is a huge milestone for the advancement of lacrosse in Israel,” said Eli Hacmon, Israel Lacrosse’s Director of Community Relations, who led efforts to ink the deal. “The exceptional coverage and services provided by Sport ONE will help to substantially increase exposure of the sport throughout the country. We are extremely proud of the young men who are competing in this league as well as developing the game through volunteer work with the children in Israel and we are excited to have this opportunity to widen our audience.”
Under the agreement, Sport ONE will provide unprecedented coverage for the IPLL with a four-camera live shoot. Further, all six IPLL teams as well as Israel Lacrosse’s youth academies will receive coverage in five-minute intro teaser to the sport, which will air at least 60 times over the course of the next year during and around broadcasts of European soccer matches.
Hannah Epstein’s 28-minute documentary featuring the 2015 Israel U-19 Women’s Team will also be subtitled in Hebrew and will air several times on the channel.
The IPLL Championship Game broadcast will be embedded on the Israel Lacrosse Facebook Page to be easily accessible for our dedicated followers around the world.
About Channel ONE
Channel ONE, founded in 1998, is watched by 1.2 million households and receives approximately 2 million viewers to their website each month. Earlier this year they won the broadcast ION rights to the Spanish soccer league and have previously broadcast the X Games, Formula 2, Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball games in Euroleague, and the Israeli Basketball Super League.
About the IPLL
The IPLL schedule has been specifically designed to attract NCAA athletes – with eight games in four weeks – over the summer, during the collegiate offseason. Each team’s roster, which is currently comprised of the best lacrosse players that live in Israel, will be bolstered over the summer by 8-10 talented players from the United States. Premier League athletes are offered internship and volunteer opportunities in coaching youth lacrosse players in their city, as well as marketing, public relations and operations for their club. Affordable housing is also made available to visiting players in the “Lacrosse Embassy” of each city. Athletes who are interested in competing in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League can receive more information at: http://lacrosse.co.il/play-in- the-ipll/. Players of all nationalities and religious backgrounds are encouraged to participate.