FOX Sports Lands UEFA Europa League Rights in Hong Kong


HONG KONG: FOX Sports has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the UEFA Europa League in Hong Kong for three seasons, through 2017-18.

This marks the first time FOX Sports has acquired the rights to the UEFA Europa League in Asia. The multimedia platform deal covers linear channels, IPTV, Internet and mobile, with access to all 205 matches over 15 match weeks. The agreement kicks off with the 2015-16 season.

Cora Yim, the senior VP and head of Chinese entertainment and territory head for Hong Kong at FOX International Channels, said, “Our acquisition of the UEFA Europa League rights is another great win for us and helps us be an even better partner to our affiliates. We look forward to working with them to bring great football to fans in Hong Kong.”

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA's events marketing director, said, "UEFA is delighted to announce FOX International Channels as the new UEFA Europa League partner in Hong Kong in the 2015-18 cycle. With its strong distribution and dedication as an established sports broadcaster in the region, we are confident that it will provide football fans throughout Hong Kong with excellent coverage of the competition."