UEFA announced today the award of four of the five media rights packages in France for the 2012–15 UEFA Champions League to al-Jazeera Sport.
Each season al-Jazeera Sport will broadcast 133 matches live across its television channels, internet and mobile services. The broadcaster has also committed to significant pre-match preview programming and highlights on both UEFA Champions League matchnights.
Commenting on the award of these French media rights, UEFA said: "UEFA welcomes the opportunity to develop a partnership with al-Jazeera in France. We highly value their production expertise and commitment towards the UEFA Champions League in the Middle East and North Africa and we look forward to being part of their channel development in France. The level of interest in the UEFA Champions League rights confirms the continuing strength of the competition."
The remaining UEFA Champions League package – the premium live match package of 13 first-choice live match picks, including coverage of the final and the weekly magazine show – is still to be awarded. In addition, no rights are being awarded at this stage for the UEFA Europa League in France. Further announcements about these rights will be made in due course.
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