Desports scores Champions League rights in China – reports

Chinese sports marketing company Desports has acquired rights in its home country to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League club football competitions, according to reports.

The contract is a three-season package of rights for the Champions League and second-tier Europa League, as well as the Super Cup game, across the 2018-19 to 2020-21 campaigns.

The Yutang Sports website, citing Lanxiong Sports, said Desports secured the rights after three rounds of bidding.

The deal is reportedly worth over $400m (€372.4m).