Sportradar secures deals for CEV Champions League, Montreux Volleyball Masters

Sports media and data provider Sportradar has brokered rights deals with a number of broadcasters for two of volleyball’s biggest tournaments, the European Volleyball Confederation’s (CEV) Champions League Super Finals and the Montreux Volleyball Masters.

For both competitions, Sportradar said it has signed up over 30 broadcasters including Chinese state broadcaster CCTV; the Asian arm of international sports broadcaster Eurosport; Chinese streaming platform iQiyi; Sportcast, a pay-television broadcaster which operates in Chinese Taipei; and state-owned Dubai Sports Channel.

Sportradar said further deals in Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong are expected to be signed soon.

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