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Uefa awards Champions League and Europa League rights in Japan

Japanese pay-television operator SkyPerfecTV renewed its rights deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body, for the Champions League and Europa League for three years, from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

The broadcaster will show live coverage of at least four Champions League matches per match week, with the remaining matches being shown delayed. SkyPerfecTV will also show at least one live and one delayed Europa league match per match week. Weekly highlights programmes for each competition were also included in the deal. The deal includes internet and mobile rights.

Uefa said that the Champions League final and the Europa League final, and weekly highlights programmes, would be made available on free-to-air television.

The Team Marketing agency brokered the deal.