Bulgarian broadcasters secure Champions League rights

Uefa have reached agreement with a range of broadcasters in Bulgaria for coverage of both the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Europa League in the country until the end of the 2011/12 season.

Uefa have reached agreement with a range of broadcasters in Bulgaria for coverage of both the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Europa League in the country until the end of the 2011/12 season.

The three-year deal gives free-to-air broadcaster TV2 first choice of live Champions League matches on both Tuesday and Wednesday each gameweek, as well as a highlights programme on each match night.

All remaining matches have been secured by Diema and Viasat Sport (part of the Modern Times Group), who will also screen the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Uefa Super Cups.

TV2 will also show some Europa League matches, along with their sister-company Ring TV, while public broadcaster BNT will have first choice of live Europa League matches as well as highlights packages.

A statement from Uefa said: "The Uefa Champions League deals with TV2 and Diema will ensure fantastic free-to air exposure for the competition."
 
It also added that, "Uefa is pleased to welcome back BNT to the competition in its new revised format, and excited at the prospect of developing new partnerships with TV2 and Ring TV.

"These deals deliver a combination of programming that ensures unparalleled access to the competition in Bulgaria."