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Fox acquires UEFA League rights for Hong Kong

UEFA League logoFox Sports has acquired exclusive broadcast rights for the UEFA Europa League in Hong Kong for three seasons, kicking off with the 2015-16 season.

This is the first time Fox has acquired the rights for the UEFA Europa League, an annual tournament between Europe tops clubs which replaced the UEFA Cup, in Asia.

The deal covers 205 matches over 15 match-weeks to be shown on linear channels, IPTV, internet and mobile, and is part of Fox’s plan to become a “household name” in sport, the broadcaster says.

“Our acquisition of the UEFA Europa League rights is another great win for us and helps us be an even better partner to our affiliates,” Cora Yim, SVP, head of Chinese entertainment and territory head for Hong Kong at FOX International Channels, said.

The acquisition adds to Fox’s Hong Kong sports portfolio that includes rights to three of the four tennis Grand Slams, all the golf majors, Formula 1, MotoGP, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Major League Baseball and the Bundesliga from the 2015/16 season.

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