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SKY SPORT SCORES WITH THREE YEAR UEFA DEAL

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SKY SPORT SCORES WITH THREE YEAR UEFA DEAL

SKY SPORT SCORES WITH THREE YEAR UEFA DEAL

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SKY SPORT SCORES WITH THREE YEAR UEFA DEAL

SKY Sport is excited to announce that today it has secured the exclusive broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the next three seasons from 2018-19 to 2020-21, starting with Thursday morning’s UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

For each of the next three seasons, SKY Sport will broadcast 138 UEFA Champions League matches and feature expanded coverage of the UEFA Europa League. SKY Sport customers will now be able to watch at least double the UEFA Champions League fixtures compared to the 2017/18 season.

SKY Sport Director of Sport, Richard Last says: “It’s fantastic to secure this deal with UEFA to bring the cream of European football talent to SKY Sport for the next three seasons. The UEFA Champions League continues to be the most prestigious club football competition globally, and it’s great that our customers will now have access to every match alongside all of our other fantastic international and domestic LIVE sport.”

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Director of Marketing said: “We are excited to partner with SKY in broadcasting the UEFA club competitions in New Zealand for the 2018-21 cycle.  SKY is an established broadcaster in the territory and will provide great exposure of the world’s most prestigious club football across its SKY Sport channels.”

The UEFA Super Cup will kick off the season with LIVE coverage on Thursday morning from 6.45am on SKY Sport 2.

About the UEFA Champions League

Each year, the world’s top players, from the world’s most decorated clubs compete for the most coveted prize in European club football. For a quarter of a century, the UEFA Champions League has exemplified the ‘best of the best’ in European club football.

With a global average live match audience of 160 million viewers in 2018, the UEFA Champions League Final continues to be the most watched annual sporting event globally. The 26th UEFA Champions League was aired in more than 200 countries and had an estimated global unique reach of 350 million viewers.

About the UEFA Super Cup

The UEFA Super Cup, is the curtain raiser to the start of the club football season and is a single match between the respective winners of the previous winners of the previous season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. This season’s match will between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

About the UEFA Europa League

The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions.

Formally known as the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Europa League continues to be Europe’s most diverse club football competition.


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