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MTG extends Champions League deal to 2021

The broadcaster holds the exclusive rights to the competition in Sweden and Denmark

Modern Times Group (MTG) has sealed an extension to its rights deal to broadcast the UEFA Champions League football in Scandinavia until 2021.

The broadcaster, which has the exclusive rights to the competition in Sweden and Denmark, will air the football via its free TV and Viasat channels, and Viaplay streaming service.

In Norway, it has secured the rights to 108 of the games exclusively and will show the rest of the matches.

“This is great news for football fans as virtually all leading international club football games can now be found through a single TV subscription for years to come,” said MTG president and CEO, Jørgen Madsen Lindemann.

“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with UEFA and the TEAM agency, and are delighted to have extended these key rights. This year marks the 25th or silver anniversary of the launch of the phenomenally successful Champions League, so it is even more special to extend our partnership this year.”

Peter Nørrelund, MTG EVP and CEO of MTG Sport added: “Football is more popular than ever globally and Nordic fans’ enthusiasm is growing every year. We have higher ratings, more viewing and more followers, and we are able to reach bigger audiences in more ways than ever before.”