The new rights will provide Viasat viewers with more live coverage of UEFA Champions League matches than ever before. As the last qualifying round and the UEFA Super Cup are now included in the rights for the first time, the total number of matches to be broadcast will increase from 125 to 146 from next season.
First choice live games on each match night and highlights of other games will be shown on free-TV channel TV3+ in Denmark. Additional live matches will be broadcast on the channels TV2 Sport, TV2 Sport HD and UEFA Champions League Xtra.
Swedish football fans will be able to watch one live match on a Tuesday, as well as highlights from other Tuesday night games, on free-TV channel TV6. First choice live games on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and highlights of other games will be available on new dedicated football channel Viasat Football with coverage of other games available on UEFA Champions League Xtra.
First choice live games on each match night and highlights of other games will be available on free-TV channel Viasat 4 in Norway. Second choice live games on each match night will be shown on new Norwegian premium sports channel Viasat Sport, with third choice on SportN. Additional games will be shown on UEFA Champions League Xtra and one game per match night on TV2 Sport. TV2 Sport will be made available on Viasat’s satellite platform, following the carriage of UEFA Champions League on the channel.
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “We are delighted to have extended our long-standing and successful partnership with UEFA and TEAM Marketing. The UEFA Champions League is the premium club football championship and has been enormously popular with viewers over a number of years. We can now offer even more matches and even broader coverage on even more channels, as well as making this premium sports content more widely available via the internet and mobile handsets. This is a key right for our sports content offering, and demonstrates the ever increasing strength of our content and channel offering”.
David Taylor, General Secretary of UEFA, added: “MTG is a world class broadcaster with a proven track record of delivering the UEFA Champions League to football fans across Scandinavia. We are therefore very pleased to announce this deal, which will enable UEFA and MTG to continue our successful relationship for a further three seasons. The commitment that MTG has made in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will guarantee that fans in those countries will have the highest quality coverage of the greatest club football competition on the planet”.
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