UEFA awards media rights in Cyprus and Portugal

Portuguese pay television operator Sport TV has been awarded the rights for all Europa League matches, with the exception of the best match each match week. Sport TV will broadcast four live matches per kick-off slot, as well as a highlights programme each match week across the Sport TV family of channels. All rights have been granted on a platform-neutral basis, with the rights also being exploited on the internet via Sporttv.pt and on mobile. The 2011 Europa League final was an all-Portuguese encounter as FC Porto defeated SC Braga 1-0 in Dublin.

Meanwhile, Cypriot free-to-air channel Sigma TV will broadcast the Champions League’s best Wednesday match each match week on a live basis, as well as the final, followed by a highlights programme. Rights have been granted on a platform-neutral basis and will be utilised on the internet via Sigmatv.com, as well as on mobile.

This announcement follows on from the recent award of certain media rights for the 2012-15 Champions League cycle to pay-TV operator Cyta, and concludes the sale of Champions League media rights in the territory. APOEL FC has created history in this season’s Champions League by becoming the first Cypriot club to qualify for the knockout stages. APOEL has been drawn against French club Olympique Lyonnais in the Round of 16.