Uefa seals broadcast deals in Singapore and Finland

Pay-TV operator Singtel has acquired rights to show both the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Europa League for the next three seasons in Singapore, while Finnish broadcaster Nelonen has secured a package of Europa League rights covering the same period.

25 September 2012 Michael Long
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Pay-TV operator Singtel has acquired rights to show both the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Europa League for the next three seasons in Singapore.

The acquisition, announced on Tuesday by European soccer’s governing body Uefa, will see Singtel broadcast two live Champions League matches each match-night on its channels Mio Sports 1, which will also show a weekly primetime highlights programme, and Mio Sports 2 until the end of the 2014/15 season.

In addition, each week Mio Sports 1 will air one live Europa League match per kick-off slot and a primetime highlights programme. All rights concerning both competitions will be exploited online and on mobile.

Meanwhile, Finnish broadcaster Nelonen has been granted a package of rights to European soccer’s secondary competition for the same period.  

The operator will screen one live match per kick-off slot each match-week on Nelonen Pro 1 and Nelonen Pro 2, followed by a highlights programme on Nelonen Pro 1, while the Europa League final will be broadcast on one of Nelonen’s free-to-air channels.

Again, all rights have been granted on a platform-neutral basis, enabling Nelonen to exploit them online and on mobile.

Uefa – Singtel/Nelonen