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TEN Sports retains broadcast rights for UEFA Champions League

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | June 25, 2014
The channel will air UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for a period of three Seasons, till 2018.

Ten Sports hasn't let the ball leave its feet. It retained the rights for telecasting the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The channel has been broadcasting these premier football competitions since 2006-07.

Rajesh Sethi

Ten Sports Network re-affirms its commitment to promote quality football after beating other rival broadcasters to secure these rights. The new deal, starting in 2015-2016 and spanning three years, covers exclusive broadcast rights for the Indian sub continent, which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan.

Ten Sports will broadcast these properties across all its platforms, including premium HD offerings and live streaming of matches on tensports.com. It will air 145 matches of UEFA Champions League and 205 matches of UEFA Europa League every season.

Apart from these matches, Ten Sports will also broadcast the annual UEFA Super Cup, the curtain raiser of the European Season that is played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League.

Says a delighted Rajesh Sethi, CEO, TEN Sports, "Over the last decade, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League have found a home in the Indian sub continent at Ten Sports. We thank the UEFA and team for all their support and hope to continue and build on the strong and mutually beneficial relationship we have with them."

He adds that Ten Sports will continue to build on the quality programming it offers around "these marquee properties over the next four seasons and also strive to innovate to increase viewership and audience interest and engagement around these properties."

For the record, TEN Sports Network claims to reach over 140 million households across the sub continent. Ten Sports Network has a bouquet of premium football properties from across the globe including the Copa Del Rey, French League, A-League, Capital One Cup, German Cup, Copa Italia, Skybet Championship and Club TV programming of leading European Clubs.

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