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D8 wins rights to Champions League finals

Thursday 10 December 2015 | 10:38 CET | News
Vivendi-owned French TV channel D8 has secured rights to the Champions League finals for the next three years, reports L'Equipe without citing its sources. D8 has reportedly agreed to pay over EUR 3 million a year to pay TV broadcaster BeIn Sports, which holds retransmission rights. Under French broadcasting rules, the Champion League final must be available on a free-to-air channel because it is one of the sports events of major importance. The free-to-air rights were previously held by TF1. Vivendi later confirmed the rights acquisition without disclosing its price. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: TF1 / Vivendi
Countries: France
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