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DirecTV sublicenses Euro 2012 rights in Latin America

Pay-television broadcaster DirecTV Latin America acquired rights to this summer’s Euro 2012 football tournament.

DirecTV has acquired the rights to all matches, including 11 exclusively, for the territories of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay, in a deal with rights-holders Grupo Albavision, the pan-regional broadcaster. The 11 matches it has exclusively are from the group stage, and include Germany v Holland and England v France.

Grupo Albavision secured the free-to-air and pay-television rights in Latin America, excluding Brazil and Mexico, for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 in a two-tournament deal with Uefa agreed in November 2010.

Albavision is providing free-to-air coverage of the tournaments on its channels across the region, including: Bolovision in Bolivia; Sarandí 690 in Uruguay; 5RTS años in Ecuador; La Red in Chile; ATV in Peru; SNT in Paraguay; Canal 9 in Argentina; Repretel in Costa Rica; and Canal 10 in Nicaragua.