ADMC secures UAE football rights to 2012

President's Cup the highlight of new television rights deal.
Emirati football fans now have something to really cheer about.
Emirati football fans now have something to really cheer about.

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Abu Dhabi Media Company’s new encrypted sports TV channel Al Riyadiya has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast UAE national football matches for the next three years.

The contract was signed by H.E. Mohamed Khalfan al Rumaithi, head of the UAE Football Association, H.E. Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, chairman of Abu Dhabi Media Company, and Karim Sarkis, executive director of Broadcast.

The deal will see Al Riyadiya gain exclusive rights to the President’s Cup, UAE National Team friendly matches, as well as the Under 20 and Under 17 UAE National team matches for the next three years.

Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya Channels and Mubadala will be the official sponsors of the National Team and the Under 17 UAE National Team.

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