Eurosport secures exclusive media rights for UEFA Champions League in Singapore

Eurosport secures exclusive media rights for UEFA Champions League in Singapore
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez (R) scores a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015.

Eurosport has secured exclusive media rights for the UEFA Champions League in Singapore. This agreement with UEFA - the governing body of football in Europe - runs for three years from the 2015/2016 season.

Eurosport will broadcast one live match on Tuesdays and one live match on Wednesdays for the entire season. A highlight show will follow each live match and all additional matches will be made available to viewers online.

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, said: "UEFA is delighted to announce that Eurosport will be the new home of the UEFA Champions League in Singapore for the 2015-18 cycle. Eurosport is committed to delivering strong coverage of the competition, ensuring fans throughout the territory have access to the UEFA Champions League."

Peter Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of Eurosport, said: "Champions League on Eurosport in Singapore is a game changer for our presence in Asia. We are excited to bring passionate local sports fans this premium offering and are committed to continued investment in high quality sports."

"Eurosport already boasts an improved line-up in Asia Pacific with both US Open tennis and the Tour de France. With the addition of mid-week live premier football in Singapore, we will ensure Eurosport becomes even stronger across the region."

"Today's announcement guarantees football fans a world-class tournament on a dedicated sports channel. The UEFA Champions League is the absolute pinnacle of European club football. It doesn't get much better than this."

Launched in 1992, the UEFA Champions League features the league champions of all UEFA member associations (excluding Liechtenstein) as well as those clubs finishing from second to fourth position in the strongest leagues.

The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams with group winners and runners-up proceeding to a knockout phase.

The tournament culminates with the UEFA Champions League Final, played during May each year.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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