New Indian network for UEFA Champions League

The Sharjah-based TEN Sports has signed a three-year, exclusive broadcast rights agreement with the UEFA to televise its European Champions League in the Indian subcontinent. The new deal will start in September and will include 1,000 hours of Europe’s leading football action, said a statement from the Taj Entertainment Network (TEN) Sports.

"We are delighted to welcome TEN Sports as a new broadcast partner for the UEFA Champions League from next season," UEFA CEO Lars-Christer Olsson said in the press release. "We will have our own live studio shows around each day of Champions League football, bringing goals and action from every game played that day, further enhancing the viewing experience for a tournament that is growing in stature every year and is by far the most competitive club football in the world," said Peter Hutton, vice-president (programming) of TEN Sports.

The new Champions League season will be the 52nd edition of the club tournament. The live coverage of the Champions League matches on Ten Sports starts from 12 September till the final is played at Olympic Stadium, Athens, on 23 May 2007. There will also be daily special programs for the Champions League, bringing goals and action for every game played.