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Uefa secures Under-21 Championship rights deal in host nation

European football’s governing body Uefa has reached an agreement with public-service broadcaster Česká Televize for the broadcasting rights to its 2015 European Under-21 Championship in host nation the Czech Republic.

Česká Televize will guarantee extensive live coverage of the tournament as well as comprehensive highlights packages in the host nation.

Uefa has also struck a deal with TV JOJ in neighbouring Slovakia, enabling the broadcaster to exploit exclusive rights to the tournament across its television, internet and mobile platforms.

The 2015 European Under-21 Championship takes place from June 17-30. Spain is the reigning champion, but has failed to qualify for next year’s finals.

In other news, Uefa has today (Tuesday) launched a tender process for the rights to the event in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, with a December 11 deadline for offers. The tender process will be managed by CAA Eleven, Uefa’s exclusive marketing agency.