Swimming League Schedule Finalised For Start Of Battle In The Budapest Bubble

2020-10-14 Reading Time: 4 minutes
On Your Marks - ISL Season 2 is about to get underway... image courtesy ISL
On Your Marks - ISL Season 2 is about to get underway... image courtesy ISL

The final International Swimming League Schedule for Season 2020 of the ISL is out: on the cusp of the start of racing in Budapest this Friday, organisers today confirmed the order of matches for the qualifying rounds all the way up to Sunday 22 November.

The six weeks of competition in the Budapest Bubble will feature 10 teams from North America, Europe and Asia, all loaded with the world’s elite swimmers, including London Roar’s Adam Peaty, Energy Standard’s Florent Manaudou, Federica Pellegrini, of Aqua Centurions, Iron’s Katinka Hosszú, who will lead her team at home in the Hungarian capital, Cali Condor Caeleb Dressel and LA Current’s Lilly King.

All matches will take place at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary. The ISL noted:

The schedule was designed to produce six weeks of world-class competition while ensuring the health and safety of all those involved in the staging of the event during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with 10 group stage matches, the event will then move into two semi-finals before culminating in the final on 21 and 22 November. The decision to stage the final in the same location was to ensure the ongoing safety of the teams and to reduce the need to travel in these uncertain times.

Full details of the TV broadcasts schedule for around the world for the remote-audience-only event will be announced later today. The ISL announced one of its broadcast signings last week.

Some broadcasts will be cable only, some terrestrial on-demand rather than prime services, such as the BBC’s Red Button, the schedule for which can be found here.

The ISL Season 2 will be broadcast in more than 140 countries and territories around the world but will not be accessible to those who have no subscription or pay-to-view package in many places. There is no mention in the ISL of a few key swimming nations, such as Germany and Spain, both nations that have swimmers in League teams.

WHERE TO WATCH ISL 2020 SEASON:

Africa
Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tunisia: BeIn Sports
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho , Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe: SuperSport

Americas
USA: CBS
Canada: CBC
Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Republica Dominicana, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela: Claro Sports
Brazil: TV Globo
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés, Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadine, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island and United States Virgin: ESPN

Asia
Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Singapore: BeIn Sports
Japan: TV Asahi
India: Eurosport India

Europe
France, French Overseas Territories, Monaco, Andorra and Turkey: BeIn Sports
Italia: Sky, Gazetta Dello Sporte
UK: BBC, Eurosport
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark: Eurosport
Russia: Match TV
Belarus: Belarus TV and Radio Company, Sport 1
Hungary: M4
Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia: SPORT 1
Lithuania: Sport 1
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: Sportklub

Middle East
Barhain, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, the Palestinian territories, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen: BeIn Sports
Israel: Sport 1

Oceania
Australia: Seven, BeIn Sports
New Zealand: ESPN

INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE REACHED BROADCAST DEALS IN OVER 140 COUNTRIES FOR THE ISL 2020 SEASONISL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe upcoming ISL 2020 season 2 will broadcast to more than 140 countries and territories around the world when it kicks off in Budapest, Hungary in just two days.
 
Fans from all over the world will enjoy this year’s biggest global sport event and the only major competition to feature no less than 400 of the world’s best swimmers, Olympic champions and world record holders, over 5 weeks of action, emotion, entertainment and excitement. 
 
 
WHERE TO WATCH ISL 2020 SEASON: 
 AfricaAlgeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tunisia: BeIn SportsAngola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho , Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe: SuperSportAmericasUSA: CBSCanada: CBCMexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Republica Dominicana, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela: Claro Sports Brazil: TV GloboAnguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés, Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadine, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island and United States Virgin: ESPNAsiaCambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Singapore: BeIn SportsJapan: TV AsahiIndia: Eurosport IndiaEuropeFrance, French Overseas Territories, Monaco, Andorra and Turkey:  BeIn SportsItalia: Sky, Gazetta Dello SporteUK: BBC, EurosportSweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark: EurosportRussia: Match TVBelarus: Belarus TV and Radio CompanySport 1 Hungary: M4Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia: SPORT 1 Lithuania: Sport 1Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: SportklubMiddle EastBarhain, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, the Palestinian territories, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen: BeIn Sports Israel: Sport 1OceaniaAustralia: Seven, BeIn SportsNew Zealand: ESPN     

The first match gets off the blocks at 4pm local time this Friday, when defending Season 1 champions Energy Standard take on the Cali Condors, NY Breakers and LA Current.

The six other teams competing for the title this season are the Aqua Centurions, DC Trident, Tokyo Frog Kings, Toronto Titans, Iron, and London Roar.

The full International Swimming League Schedule for 2020:

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