UEFA has announced the award of 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League media rights to various territories in Asia.
Malaysia and Brunei: Pay television operator Astro has been awarded exclusive media rights for the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Football fans in Malaysia and Brunei will be able to see live at least six UEFA Champions League and at least four UEFA Europa League games per matchweek, as well as highlights and delayed match coverage for both competitions each week. Astro will exploit the rights across its Astro SuperSport pay platform throughout the territories. UEFA would like to thank long-time partner, incumbent UEFA Champions League rights holder ESPN Star Sports for its valued contribution to the competition.
Indian subcontinent: Ten Sports, operated by Taj TV, has renewed its exclusive rights for the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Ten Sports will broadcast live at least four games per matchweek, as well as delayed coverage and highlights for both club competitions. Live and delayed broadcasts of the matches will be available on Ten Sports and Ten Action+, with highlights being broadcast on Ten Sports. Ten Sports has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms which shall enable it to reach significant audiences throughout India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Myanmar: S Media has been granted all rights to the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. S Media will broadcast live at least six games per matchweek on its pay television channels, as well as highlights and delayed coverage, in respect of both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
All rights have been granted on a platform-neutral basis, so all broadcast partners will exploit the rights via television, internet and mobile.
Commenting on the award of these media rights in Asia, UEFA said:"The media rights sales process is successfully continuing in Asia, reflecting the growing interest for UEFA's club football competitions in the region. UEFA is happy to announce these deals as they will enable football fans throughout the respective territories to enjoy increased levels of match choice and coverage of both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League."
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