Ten Sports will be the home for the finest European football action for the next four years after securing the broadcasting rights of premier UEFA tournaments, including the new-look UEFA Champions League, till 2012. The rights are for the entire Indian Sub-continent and include, apart from the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
The new agreement secures the world’s best club football for the channel for the next four years. There would now 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 Ltd, owners of 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. Coupled with our regular League telecast from France, Holland and Scotland, Ten Sports now has a formidable array of football action to complement our already strong bouquet of cricket, hockey, golf, tennis and other leading sports.”
Ten Sports has already begun showing different games simultaneously across both Ten Sports and Zee Sports channels as well as making all games available live online for broadband viewers.