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Sport TV seals Euro 2016 rights deal with RTP

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights for the Uefa Euro 2016 national football team tournament.

Sport TV acquired the rights in a sublicensing deal with public-service broadcaster RTP.

Under the agreement, Sport TV will broadcast 51 games during the tournament, 27 of which will be exclusive.

RTP has retained free-to-air rights for 24 matches, including the opening game, all of the knockout matches and fixtures featuring the Portugal national team.

RTP will launch a 4K channel in order to show up to eight games in ultra-high definition.