MTG has taken the rights to UEFA Champions League football in Finland for the three years starting from the 2015/2016 season, with plans to broadcast matches on the new Viasat Sport Finland channel.
MTG said it will show the key matches live and provide local commentary from every Tuesday and Wednesday match day in the group and knock-out rounds, as well as the Saturday final.
Viasat Sport Finland will be the “new flagship sports channel in the country,” according to MTG, available to all Finnish households through Viasat’s DTH satellite platform, as well as third party cable, IPTV and DTT providers.
Subscribers to MTG’s online streaming service Viaplay will also be able to watch content from the channel online and on web-connected devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromecast sticks and a range of consoles and smart TVs.
“We have shown the world’s best international club football competition in Scandinavia for over 20 years, and we’re really excited about providing Finnish viewers with the best coverage ever of the competition on all screens. UEFA Champions League football is a great addition to our exclusive NHL and KHL ice hockey rights in Finland,” said MTG president and CEO, Jørgen Madsen Lindemann.
The news comes a day after MTG announced it has secured the exclusive Nordic pay-per-view rights to next month’s boxing welterweight world title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao.