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Champions League and Europa League rights awarded in Balkans

Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed deals in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia for the Champions League and Europa League for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telecom acquired live rights to all Champions League matches, excluding the first-pick Wednesday night match. T-HT will show a minimum of three live matches each match night, followed by a highlights programme. The rights in Croatia to the first-pick Wednesday night match from the Champions League, and all Europa League matches, have yet to be awarded.

In Serbia public-service broadcaster RTS acquired live rights to the first-pick Wednesday night match from the Champions League, and the first-pick match from the Europa League, plus highlights.

In Montenegro, public-service broadcaster RTCG also acquired live rights to the first-pick Wednesday night Champions League match, and the first-pick Europa League match and highlights.

Pay-television broadcaster Telekom Srbija acquired live rights across Serbia and Montenegro to all matches not covered by the two public-service broadcasters’ deals. In both territories, Tuesday’s first-pick Champions League game will be shown on basic-tier channel Arena Sport 1, followed by a highlights programme, with other live Champions League and Europa League matches being shown across the Arena Sport pay-television channels. Telekom Srbija will share live coverage of the semi-finals and final from both competitions, plus the Uefa Super Cup, with the public-service broadcasters.

Macedonian pay-television broadcaster Makedonski Telekom acquired all rights to the Champions League excluding the first-pick match on a Wednesday, and all rights to the Europa League excluding the first-pick match each week. The rights to the first-pick matches for both competitions have yet to be awarded in Macedonia.

Makedonski Telekom will show a minimum of three live Champions League matches, and six live Europa League matches per match night. The pay-television broadcaster also acquired highlights rights for both competitions.

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