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UEFA has announced a deal with Globo TV to broadcast Euro 2012 in Brazil. The agreement will ensure free–to–air coverage during the tournament for 23 matches on TV Bandeirantes and Globo TV, which will also carry daily highlight programmes. In addition, all 31 matches will be available on pay TV via Sport TV, which will broadcast highlights, replays of the matches, magazine shows and numerous other programmes to compliment the channels other content. The rights deal comprises coverage across internet and mobile platforms.

Meanwhile, TVN and Canal 13 have snapped up the free–to–air television and radio rights within Chile for the Vancouver Winter Games and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the deals with Televisiãn Nacional de Chile (TVN) and Corporaciãn de Televisiãn de la Pontificia Universidad Catãlica (Canal 13) also set to cover the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore in August as well as the first edition of the Winter Youth Games in the Austrian city of Innsbruck in 2012 as part of the contracts. According to the IOC, the contracts include minimum free–to–air exposure guarantees. "We would like to thank TVN and Canal 13 for their continued commitment to the Olympic Movement and look forward to working directly with them to bring unprecedented levels of free coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as the Youth Olympic Games, to viewers in Chile, " said IOC executive board member Richard Carriãn, who led the negotiations. TVN executive director Daniel Fernández added: "As the only public and market–leading broadcaster in the country, with this agreement we follow our goal of joining Chilean sportsmen and sportswomen when representing the country in major events, as TVN has done since its very first transmission in 1969. "Jorge Herrera, Canal 13's president of the board, said: "Canal 13 has been a long–term supporter of the Olympic Games. Sport is a key genre for our viewers in our programming. We believe that supporting the Chilean athletes through our partnership with ADO–Chile, Canal 13 motivates new generations of Chilean athletes. Canal 13 considers broadcasting the Olympic Games once again, as part of its contribution and commitment to our country. " Financial details have not been disclosed by any of the parties involved. About The Sport Briefing This story has been reproduced with the kind permission of The Sport Briefing. The Sport Briefing is published by PA Sport and can be found at: www. thesportbriefing. comThe Sport Briefing is updated as and when news happens, from across the global business of sport. The industry's biggest stories have an accompanying email alert, and The Sport Briefing sends subscribers a daily digest to give them an easy–to–read overview of the day's main events. Contact rory. squires@thesportbriefing. com for more information.

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