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Euro 2016 digital rights deals sealed in Germany, China

German newspaper publisher Bild and Mi TV, the internet television arm of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Corp, have acquired rights for the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament, which gets underway on Friday.

Mi TV, which has about 15 million subscribers, acquired the rights in a sublicensing deal with internet television company Future TV. The agreement includes live and repeat coverage of all 51 matches during the competition in France.

Bild will show highlights clips of Euro 2016 matches 45 minutes after the final whistle. The clips will be available on smartphone, tablet or PC platforms.

In May, German sports broadcaster Sport1 agreed a deal with SportA, the sports-rights agency of public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF, granting it online video highlights of Euro 2016.