Champions League and Europa League deals agreed in Oceania

Uefa, European football’s governing body, has agreed deals in Oceania with commercial broadcaster SBS and pay-television broadcaster Setanta, for the Champions League and Europa League from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Australian commercial broadcaster SBS renewed its rights deal with Uefa and will show the first-pick Champions League match each match night, plus Wednesday night highlights, and the first-pick Europa League match each week, plus a weekly highlights show.

Setanta has acquired rights across Oceania – covering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – to the Europa League, and will show one live match per kick-off slot each match night. A weekly highlights programme will also be available on Setanta. Setanta replaces sports broadcaster ESPN as Uefa’s pay-television partner for the Europa League across the region.

The deals, brokered by the Team Marketing agency, include mobile and internet rights.

The pay-television rights to the Champions League in Oceania have not yet been awarded but a deal is expected shortly.