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Rai and Sky Italia score Champions League rights

December 10, 2008

Rai and Sky Italia have been awarded major UEFA Champions League media rights packages in Italy for the period between 2009 and 2012.

Italian public broadcaster Rai has won a package of rights which include the exclusive free-to-air broadcast of the first choice live match on a Wednesday (including the final and the UEFA Super Cup) every matchweek. Rai will broadcast these matches on its Rai Uno and Rai Due channels.

Sky Italia has secured a comprehensive package of UEFA Champions League rights. The broadcaster will show all live matches (including the final) in full across its various channels as well as a complete range of match action on its popular 'Diretta Goal' channel as well as highlights on both nights.

Each broadcaster will exploit the rights via the Internet and mobile TV.

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