Under the deal both broadcasters will show all 31 matches in Austria and Switzerland this summer, as well as additional programming including highlights shows and magazine programmes. Canal 13 acquired free-to-air rights, while Globosat acquired pay-rights.
Uefa’s Marketing Director, Philippe Le Floc’h, said: ”We are glad to welcome Canal 13 and SporTV to the Uefa Euro 2008 family of broadcast partners. Canal 13’s continued commitment to the broadcast of international football events has made this network one of the primary destinations for the football fans in Chile. We are delighted with the extensive coverage proposed by Canal 13 to European football lovers in the country”.
“Globosat is one of the major pay operators in Brazil”, he added. “Its extensive coverage will offer fans the opportunity to enjoy the tournament live in its entirety. Together with the free-to-air coverage guaranteed by Rede Record, the editorial proposal of Globosat will further broaden the opportunity for Brazilian fans to experience the championship through a comprehensive multiplatform distribution. UEFA is delighted with the Globosat contribution and its support in one of the key football country on the planet”.
The deal was conducted by the Sportfive agency on behalf of Uefa.