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Virgin Media and TV3 secure rights to all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches

The deal covers the next three years

This morning, Virgin Media and TV3 announced they have signed an agreement with UEFA and secured Irish rights to all Champions League and Europa League matches.

The deal includes exclusive rights to Wednesday UEFA Champions League matches, all Thursday UEFA Europa League matches and the Finals of both competitions for the next three years. Rights for the 16 Tuesday night UEFA Champion League matches will be shared.

The deal comes into effect in August this year, and in total will mean almost 350 matches will be shown across both competitions per season.

Speaking about this major content deal, TV3’s Managing Director, Pat Kiely, said: “The UEFA Champions League is the biggest and most prestigious club competition in the world and we are delighted to extend our partnership with UEFA for both the Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

He added: “This landmark deal confirms Virgin Media as Ireland’s leading connected entertainment business and is great news for TV3 viewers and Virgin Media Customers.

“Our award winning Sports Broadcasting team look forward to bringing the biggest clubs and the best players to our viewers and customers in new and exciting ways over the coming European football seasons.”

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