Sport TV retains Uefa club football rights

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has retained rights for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League European club football tournaments.

The rights will run for three years, from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

The deal covers live coverage of 145 games per season from the Champions League and exclusive live coverage of 87 matches from the Europa League.

Channel manager Bessa Tavares said that negotiations “were complex and time consuming” and the rights fee was “higher” than the previous three-year cycle.

The rights were acquired in a deal with the Team Marketing agency, which brokered the agreement on behalf of Uefa, the sport’s European governing body.