South Korea’s pro football league said that it will provide an online streaming service on some K League 1 matches this season to meet the high demand from Vietnamese fans.
Since May of 2018, the K League has been streaming one match per week on its website, through a service known as “Worldwide Live.”
For this season, however, the league plans to show more Incheon matches due to increasing demand from Vietnamese fans.
Incheon signed Vietnamese star forward Nguyen Cong Phuong on loan for this season.
But since K League matches are not broadcast in Vietnam, fans there went to illegal streaming websites to see Incheon’s opening match last week.
According to the league, 26,000 Vietnamese fans watched Incheon’s season opener against Jeju United via illegal streaming services.
To meet the rising demand from Vietnamese fans, the league said it will enhance its live streaming service.