Greece’s OTE has renewed broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for a further three years.

The Deutsche Telekom-owned operator has paid an undisclosed amount to exclusively show 343 games until the 2020/21 season.

The rights cover 137 Champions League and 205 Europa League matches, as well as the UEFA Super Cup play-off between the two winners of the respective tournaments.

The matches will be broadcast live on COSMOTE SPORT channels as well as through the on-demand REPLAY TV service and via the COSMOTE TV GO app.

COSMOTE TV has over 15 sport channels, featuring the English Premier League and La Liga, as well as other sports such as basketball and tennis.

According to the operator’s most recent financial report, published last June, the COSMOTE TV service has 503,000 subscribers.

Dimitris Michalakis, COSMOTE TV Executive Director, said: “At COSMOTE TV, we constantly invest in upgrading and enhancing our sports content, with new channels and new tournaments across all sports, for our subscribers.”

Belgium’s Proximus renewed its own agreement with UEFA in December, extending its rights to broadcast the Champions League until 2021.

Like OTE, Proximus is the only Belgian operator able to broadcast the matches to its 1.54 million TV customers.

Juniper Research recently predicted that the likes of Amazon and Facebook would bid for sports rights in 2018, posing a new challenge to pay-TV providers.

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