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Neo Sports bags broadcast rights for Euro 2012

Continues acquisition spree to emerge as the preferred sports destination.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 2, 2011

Close on the heels of bagging the broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup 2011, Copa America and French Open, NEO Sports, a premium all Sports Channel from the bouquet of NEO Sports Broadcast Pvt. Ltd., has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights of Euro 2012 in the Indian Sub Continent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives)

UEFA Euro 2012 will be played amongst the top 16 European teams in June 2012. The premier event will be held in Poland and Ukraine. The previous edition in 2008 was telecast live in 203 countries and the average audience figure for a live match exceeded 146 million. There was a substantial increase for the finals where the average audience figure was around 237 million.

This is a significant partnership between UEFA and Neo Sports and covers UEFA Euro 2012, 2013 UEFA European Under 21 Championship and the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013

Prasana Krishnan, COO, NEO Sports Broadcast Pvt. Ltd said, “This acquisition is a significant step towards delivering on the overall brand promise of Neo Sports as a premium sport destination. This is by far one of the most high profile soccer events and will definitely garner high quality viewership for the channel.”

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