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Eurosport will broadcast Airtel Champions League Twenty20 in Pan-Europe and the UK
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Eurosport announced today it has signed an exclusive three-year deal with Asia's biggest sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports, to broadcast the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Pan-Europe and the United Kingdom.

The new rights deal includes rights to broadcast the tournaments on-air and online, with featured matches appearing exclusively on the Eurosport Player, the channels online subscription player service. Cricket fans with iPhones and iPads can also access the tournament on the move in the UK via the Eurosport Player application, which simulcasts British Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

Said Manu Sawhney, ESPN STAR Sports Managing Director: We are very pleased to have such an enthusiastic partner in the Eurosport Group, especially with their innovative efforts to showcase this event online in addition to broadcasting it on-air. As the World Championship of top T20 teams from various countries, the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 continues to enjoy a strong following across Europe and we are committed to further build on that popularity along with the Eurosport Group.

Arnaud Simon, Broadcast Director of Eurosport and Eurosport 2, said: We are thrilled to bring fans all the excitement of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament for the next three years. This fast-paced event will be showcased on British Eurosport in the UK and on Eurosport 2 throughout the rest of Europe. We are confident that Eurosports top-notch pan-European coverage will attract new enthusiasts to the already popular tournament.

David Kerr, Director of British Eurosport, adds: As a new, emerging international tournament the Champions League Twenty20 fits perfectly with British Eurosports portfolio of events. The event boasts excellent production values, dramatic matches and the best international teams so I am positive this is an event that will grow in importance and profile in the coming years and we are excited about being part of that evolution.

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