Still no deal for Champions League

FC Barcelona's German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen performs during his team's training session in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept 17, 2018.
FC Barcelona's German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen performs during his team's training session in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept 17, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Time running out for broadcasters to agree with rights holder as local fans are left waiting

The Champions League group stage kicks off tonight in Europe (tomorrow morning, Singapore time) with some mouth-watering clashes like Liverpool v Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan v Tottenham. But fans here are still in the dark about whether they can watch them live on television.

Singtel, which had broadcast previous seasons on its channels, told The Straits Times on Monday: "Singtel TV remains in discussion with Uefa Champions League and Europa League licensee to secure broadcast rights."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2018, with the headline 'Still no deal for Champions League'. Print Edition | Subscribe