Singapore/Paris, 4 June 2015 – Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination, today announces that it has secured the exclusive media rights for the UEFA Europa League, in Singapore. This agreement with UEFA – the governing body of football in Europe – runs for three years from the 2015/2016 season.
The deal follows the UEFA Champions League rights signed by Eurosport for Singapore in April, also on an exclusive basis and for the upcoming three seasons, which demonstrates the channel’s focus on delivering the best sports content.
“Europa League on Eurosport in Singapore builds on our game-changing acquisition of the Champions League in April. We are dedicated to investing in premium sports properties, and we are delighted to offer Singapore football fans two major tournaments of European club football. With the US Open and Tour de France already available on Eurosport in Asia, these football acquisitions make Eurosport an even stronger proposition,” said Peter Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport.
Every match day, Eurosport will make the live matches and highlight shows available to its viewers through its linear, online and OTT services.
Fans can enjoy watching football played by the best players in the world from teams such as former Champions League winners Liverpool and Olympique de Marseille, Tottenham Hotspur, ACF Fiorentina, SSC Napoli, Villarreal CF and FC Shalke 04. The 2013 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, could also battle it out for the title, if they qualify in August.
The UEFA Europa League features 48 European teams made up from domestic cup winners, in addition to a number of clubs that finish between second and sixth position, depending on their league, from the previous season. The tournament culminates with the UEFA Europa League final, played and broadcast on Eurosport in May each year. The winners automatically qualify for the UEFA Champions League the following season.
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