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Digi CZ considers sports channel launch after acquiring Championship rights

Czech pay-television operator Digi Czech Republic (Digi CZ) is considering launching a new sports channel after acquiring rights for English football’s second-tier Championship.

The rights deal will run for three seasons, from 2016-17 to 2018-19, and will cover 86 matches per season.

Digi CZ already has rights for the English top-tier Premier League and Spain's LaLiga.

“We have enough exclusive football for us to think about starting our own sports channel,” Digi CZ executive director Vladimir Rusnak said. “More details will be revealed soon.”