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TVI and Eleven Sports renew deal for Champions League broadcast rights

Portuguese Eleven Sports and TVI have extended their FTA carriage agreement for the 2019/20 and 20/201 UEFA Champions League.

TVI will continue to show one game per week featuring a Pourtugese team while Eleven Sports will show every game on its own platform. As per Portugese regulations, TVI will show the final for free.

Jorge P Sousa, MD, Eleven Sports in Portugal, said: “TVI has been a very important strategic partner for Eleven Sports in our first year of activity in Portugal. We are very pleased with the growth we have achieved together, and this was naturally a key factor in the discussions and negotiations that we held with the various national channels that showed interest in acquiring the FTA rights of the UEFA Champions League.

“TVI presented the best proposal and we are delighted that we will continue to innovate together, giving excellent airtime to the Eleven brand on FTA and enabling Portuguese fans to watch some of the best football in the world on Eleven Sports and TVI/TVI24.”

Bruno Santos, TVI’s general director of programmes and antenna, added:”TVI is always looking for the best content and there is no bigger sports event than the UEFA Champions League. In last year’s edition, all the games broadcasted by TVI were the most watched programmes of the year. We are therefore very pleased to renew this partnership with Eleven Sports for another two seasons.”