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TVE and TV3 jointly awarded UEFA Champions League 2012-15 free-to-air media rights packages

In line with UEFA’s platform neutral approach, the rights to the UEFA club competition will be also exploited on the internet

UEFA has announced that TVE and TV3 have been awarded the remaining package of media rights to the UEFA Champions League 2012-15 in Spain. These deals conclude the sale of media rights in Spain following the recent award of pay television media rights to Digital+ in respect of the UEFA Champions League.

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State broadcaster TVE and regional Catalan free-to-air broadcaster TV3 have jointly secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League package which includes coverage of the 16 Tuesday first choice live matches. Both broadcasters will also share live coverage of the Saturday final and the UEFA Super Cup with pay operator Digital+. The UEFA magazine show together with highlights on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays have also been awarded to the two free-to-air broadcasters.

In line with UEFA’s platform neutral approach, the rights to the UEFA club competition will be also exploited on the internet via TVE’s website www.rtve.es and via TV3’s websites www.tv3.cat and www.esport3.cat, as well as via TVE and TV3’s respective mobile portals.

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Commenting on the award of media rights Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director of UEFA Events SA said:

“In the current rights cycle, both TVE and TV3 have shown commitment to elevate the UEFA Champions League’s position even further as forerunner in club football worldwide. We are pleased to continue our relationship with both broadcasters for the UEFA Champions League. The high quality of their programming will ensure that Spanish fans will continue to enjoy watching the top European teams competing on the highest footballing stage.”

UEFA wishes to also thank the regional broadcast members of FORTA for their contribution to the UEFA Champions League.

About UEFA Events SA

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.

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About TEAM Marketing AG

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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