Uefa, European football’s governing body, has agreed deals in Albania for the Champions League and in Georgia for the Champions League and Europa League, for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.
Albanian commercial broadcaster TV Klan has acquired the free-to-air rights to the Champions League and will show the first-pick Wednesday night match each week, followed by a highlights programme.
Last month, pay-television broadcaster DigitAlb was awarded the live rights to five matches each match night. The deal with TV Klan concludes the sale of Champions League rights in Albania.
Meanwhile Georgian pay-television operator Global Media Group has acquired a package of pay-television rights to the Champions League which includes exclusive rights to two live matches each match night during the group phase and one live Tuesday night match from the first knockout round and the quarter-finals. GMG will also show the semi-finals and final, sharing coverage with the Georgian Public Broadcaster and commercial broadcaster Rustavi 2. The free-to-air broadcasters secured deals for the Champions League rights in June.
GMG has also acquired all pay-television rights to the Europa League and will show two live matches per kick-off slot each week, plus highlights across its GMG Football and GMG Sport 1 channels.
The deals, which include mobile and internet rights, were brokered by Team Marketing.
UPDATED ON 21 AUGUST 2012 SO THAT FIRST LINE READS “…FOR THE THREE SEASONS FROM 2012-13 TO 2014-15”