The Spanish broadcast rights to carry UEFA Champions League action in the nation have been renewed by TVE and TV3 for the period of 2012-15.
State broadcaster TVE and TV3, a regional public network in Catalunya, tabled a joint bid for the free-to-air rights in Spain after Digital+ acquired the pay-TV Champions League package for the same three seasons.
The free-to-air rights comprise the 16 first-choice live matches on Tuesdays as well as the UEFA magazine programme and highlights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. TVE’s website, www.rtve.es, and TV3’s www.tv3.cat and www.esport3.cat online platforms will also be able to air action.
UEFA Events marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein stated: “In the current rights cycle, both TVE and TV3 have shown commitment to elevate the UEFA Champions League’s position even further as forerunner in club football worldwide.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with both broadcasters for the UEFA Champions League. The high quality of their programming will ensure that Spanish fans will continue to enjoy watching the top European teams competing on the highest footballing stage,” he added.