Ten Sports has secured the broadcasting rights of premier UEFA tournaments, including the new UEFA Champions League, until 2012. The rights include the entire Indian sub-continent and apart from the UEFA Champions League, include the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
There will be 146 live games spread across 34 separate nights of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup football per season, up from 25. Chris McDonald, CEO, Taj Television, which owns Ten Sports, said: “With the signing of this long-term deal, Ten Sports’ football fans can sit back and enjoy the world’s best football for years to come. The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup are club football’s premier competitions and have delivered countless hours of the highest quality sport to millions of fans worldwide.”
Ten Sports is also making the games available live online for broadband viewers. The UEFA Cup is the second most important international competition for European football clubs after the UEFA Champions League. Clubs qualify for the UEFA Cup based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions.