TV RIGHTS CLIPS 2: Football: Champions League, Serie A, Bundesliga and more

Football: Uefa agreed deals in the Netherlands for the Champions League and Europa League for three years from 2012-13 to 2014-15. Public-service broadcaster NOS acquired the free-to-air live rights for the Uefa Champions League. Pay-television broadcaster Sport1 acquired the live pay-television rights. Commercial broadcaster RTL acquired rights for the Europa League for the same period (page 2).

Football: Cypriot pay-television broadcaster Cyta retained its rights for the Uefa Champions League with a three-year deal that will run until the end of the 2014-15 season.

Football: Maltese pay-television broadcaster Melita acquired rights for the Uefa Europa League in a three-year deal from 2012-13 to 2014-15. Melita will show four live matches per kick-off slot, plus a weekly highlights programme. Coverage of the first-pick game each match week will be shared with public-service broadcaster PBS.

Football: The MP & Silva agency renewed its deal for the global rights to the Italian Serie A in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, worth €117m ($158m) per season (page 1).

Football: UK pay-television broadcasters BSkyB and ESPN agreed a new five-year deal with the Scottish Premier League, from 2012-13 to 2016-17 (page 2).

Football: Belgian cable-television operator Telenet acquired non-exclusive rights for five matches per week from the Belgian Pro League in a deal with the league beginning next season, 2012-13.

Football: German pay-television operator Sky Deutschland acquired rights for the Italian Serie A for the second half of the 2011-12 season. The deal begins on December 18.

Football: US pay-television sports broadcaster ESPN acquired rights in Latin America for the German Bundesliga in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with DFL Sports Enterprises, the league’s commercial arm. ESPN will show up to three live matches per match day.

Football: Mediaset Spain, the owner of commercial channels Telecinco and Cuatro, acquired live rights for six matches of this season’s Copa del Rey competition. The rights include two matches per round, from the last 16 to the semi-finals.

Football: Free-to-air Indonesian broadcaster ANTV acquired the live rights for the Indonesia Super League, the country’s top domestic football league, for coverage of 200 ISL games through to the end of the 2011-12 season.

Football: Qatar-based satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa for the Egyptian Premier League in a one-year deal with the league, worth $2.6m (€1.93m).

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