Uefa do deal with Portuguese TV

Both companies will show highlights from all games featuring all Portuguese clubs and the best of the competition's other matches, as well as promoting online coverage on their respective websites.

Uefa have concluded deals with two broadcasters for the rights to the Uefa Europa League in Portugal from 2009 until 2012.

Free-to-air broadcaster Sic and pay-per-view company Sport TV will share both live footage and highlights of the competition, which will replace the Uefa Cup from the beginning of the 2009/10 season.

The deal, brokered by marketing agent TEAM Marketing AG, gives Sic first choice of a live match in each matchweek, while the remaining live games will be shown by the pay-per-view broadcaster.

Both companies will show highlights from all games featuring all Portuguese clubs and the best of the competition’s other matches, as well as promoting online coverage on their respective websites.

"We are very happy to be renewing our successful partnership with Sport TV in Portugal for the Europa League whilst at the same time embarking upon a new and exciting relationship with Sic TV for the coverage of the competition in its revised format," said a statement from Uefa.

"These deals will guarantee that the competition is widely available to fans in Portugal across both free-to-air and pay TV."