ESPN STAR Sports Presents the Most Comprehensive Coverage of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup to Malaysian fans
Extensive broadcast of all 18 Games; Insightful analysis and presentation from ESS football experts; Dedicated on-site news reporting & comprehensive online coverage
21 November 2012 (Kuala Lumpur): As football fans keenly look forward to seeing the Harimau Malaya defend their crown in their opening game against arch rival Singapore this Sunday on 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, ESPN STAR Sports has announced its most comprehensive coverage of the tournament in Malaysia.The coverage includes broadcast of all 18 matches from the Group Stage of the 2012 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup starting November 24th on ESPN STAR Sports networks, thus giving football fans the opportunity to not only follow their home team but also all other regional teams competing in this premier South East Asian football tournament.
Football fans will also be treated with the best match presentation with insightful analysis and match previews from football experts such as ex-Manchester United defender Paul Parker, Jamie Reeves & PJ Roberts, which will be helmed by ESS presenter Patrick Kinghorn. In addition, viewers can enjoy engaging match commentary by well-informed regional football experts Paul Masefield, John Wilkinson and Dez Corkhill.
ESS will further boost the coverage of the AFF Suzuki Cup with extended news reports on ESPN’s SportsCenter; Score Tonight on STAR Sports and on the 24X7 sports news channel, ESPNEWS. This includes on site reports from the tournament held at Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok by ESS’ team of seasoned reporters such as Christy Simson, Doug Chalmers, John Leong and Dave Roberts, bringing exclusive players and manager interviews, behind-the-scenes team updates, media conferences and match highlights.
In addition to extended coverage on television, the AFF Suzuki Cup will receive comprehensive coverage on www.espnstar.com and www.espnstar.my (in Bahasa Malay), that will give fans detailed match previews and reports, team news, player profiles, video highlights, photo galleries and much more. Malaysian fans can also follow the tournament and get instant updates on goals and key moments on Twitter at @espn_star and @espnstarmy (in Bahasa Malay).
This year’s Suzuki Cup will be co-hosted by Malaysia and Thailand from November 24 to December 1 for the group stages. A home-and-away format will be adopted for the semi-finals (December 8 to 13), and finals (December 19 to 22).