038 – ITV and Sky Sports awarded media rights
Today UEFA has announced the renewal of media rights agreements for the UEFA Champions League 2012-15 in the United Kingdom to ITV and Sky Sports.
Free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV has secured exclusive rights to 16 UEFA Champions League first-choice live matches on Tuesday and highlights on the same night. They have also acquired the rights for the Saturday final and the UEFA Super Cup, which will be broadcast simultaneously by Sky Sports. ITV will continue to show the UEFA Champions League matches and highlights on ITV1, as well as via their mobile platform and on itv.com.
Sky Sports has acquired the live rights to broadcast all matches on a Wednesday and all matches on a Tuesday, except for the first-pick match. In addition, Sky Sports has obtained the rights for delayed matches and comprehensive highlights on both nights. Sky Sports will also offer live streaming to PC and laptop via Sky Player and over mobile devices through Sky Mobile TV.
Commenting on the award of rights in the UK, Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director of UEFA Events SA, said:
“The renewal with ITV and Sky Sports will deliver extensive coverage of the UEFA Champions League across all broadcast platforms guaranteeing that it is widely accessible to all football fans throughout the United Kingdom. UEFA is delighted to maintain and further extend its current successful relationship with ITV and Sky Sports until 2015.”
Note to editors
UEFA Events SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of UEFA, created to manage and handle the European football governing body’s commercial and event operations. It is, among other things, responsible for generating media rights, sponsorship, licensing and hospitality revenue from all professional national team and club competitions, and for managing relationships with all associated commercial partners.
TEAM Marketing AG is the exclusive marketing agency of UEFA for the exploitation of certain media and commercial rights relating to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa League.
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