BeIN Sports swoops for Uefa rights in Asian markets

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League club competitions in Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for the three seasons covering 2015-16 to 2017-18.

Under the terms of the deal with European football’s governing body, beIN Sports guarantees that two live Champions League games per matchnight and one live Europa League fixture per kick-off slot, as well as highlights for both competitions, will be broadcast on the beIN Sports 1 and beIN Sports 2 channels in Indonesia.

In Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, beIN Sports will broadcast the Champions League and Europa League on the beIN Sports 1 channel. Coverage will include two live games per matchweek for both competitions and also highlights.

Media group SCTV is the current rights-holder to the Champions League in Indonesia, while pay-television operator TrueVisions holds the rights in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia