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Channel 5 loses Europa League coverage to ITV


By The Drum Team, Editorial

October 17, 2011 | 2 min read

ITV is to become the lead broadcaster of UEFA Europa League football in a move which ends Channel 5's coverage of the competition.

Europa League coverage

From the 2012/13 to 2014/15 seasons ITV will have the first and second picks of games to broadcast with ESPN showing remaining fixtures.

Channel 5 will retain first pick of matches until the end of this season.

UEFA said in a statement: "UEFA is happy to renew its partnership with ITV and ESPN in the United Kingdom. These deals will further develop and promote the competition in the region by providing football fans throughout the UK with an extensive choice of coverage not only on television but also via online and mobile services."

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