ESPN Star loses Champions League Malaysian rights

BY foxsports • May 20, 2011

UEFA has dropped ESPN Star Sports as its Champions League broadcaster in Malaysia and Brunei.

UEFA says it has sold rights to Astro in a three-season contract from 2012-13 through 2014-15.

The value of the deal, which includes broadcasting the second-tier Europa League, was not disclosed.

UEFA thanked its ''longtime partner'' ESPN Star Sports for a ''valued contribution'' to the Champions League.

UEFA also awarded Champions League rights in Myanmar for the first time, to S Media for the same three seasons.

Rights in the Indian subcontinent were renewed by Ten Sports.


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