Sony Six wins broadcasting rights to Euro qualifiers, FIFA World Cup

05 Jun,2013

By A Correspondent


Sports channel Sony Six has won the exclusive broadcasting rights across the Indian sub-continent for the European Qualifiers to UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Man Jit Singh

The new arrangement with UEFA provides Sony Six with coverage of 546 international matches in total, over three years, starting with UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers in September 2014 to November 2015 with 10 matches of each national team across 12 match weeks. In addition to this, Sony Six will also broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup (European) Qualifiers starting September 2016 to November 2017. With this acquisition, viewers will enjoy some of the best international footballing action exhibited by the best players of the sport in their national colours over the next four years.


Commenting on this, Man Jit Singh, CEO, MSM India, said, “The Qualifiers starting from 2014 through 2017 will set the stage for two of the biggest tournaments in World Football – the UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. These are exciting times for all sports fans and we are delighted to bring such world class sporting events to their homes.”


NP Singh

Adding to this, NP Singh, COO, MSM India, said, “We at Sony Six reiterate our commitment to give the audiences the best of International football. The Qualifiers for both UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup (European Nations) will complete the exciting qualifying journey for the fans to set up two of football’s biggest tournaments.”


Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA’s Marketing Director, said, “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Sony Six on UEFA Euro 2016 to the European Qualifiers to the UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sony Six will be offering to football fans in India a comprehensive platform and an extensive coverage of European national team football.”


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