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Eurosport snap up TV rights for Vuelta a España to 2020

Sports channel extends long term support for race
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Eurosport has extended its long-running partnership with the Vuelta a España, signing up a deal running through to 2020.

The agreement, which was renewed through the EBU following a tender process, incorporates all 54 territories covered by Eurosport in Europe, and features exclusive coverage rights including France, Germany, Italy, Poland and UK. Coverage is exclusive in the UK on the live broadcast only.

Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO, Eurosport Group commented: “As we enter the twentieth year in our broadcast of the Vuelta a España, I am delighted to extend our long-term partnership with this great property until 2020. Vuelta a España and cycling is in our DNA and, in 2014, 100 million different European viewers** enjoyed the sport on our TV channels. We are pleased to support and contribute to the growth of this premium property across Europe and look forward to bringing all the action and drama to the fans.”

The race will continue to be covered live on the Eurosport channel, which is also available on PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV via Eurosport Player, Eurosport’s online subscription service.

Eurosport now covers 40 cycling events every year, including the three Grand Tours and the leading one day and multi-day stage races, delivering a total of 1,800 hours of TV coverage on Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

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