London, 16th June 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that it has extended its sponsorship agreement with UEFA for the UEFA Champions League until 2012 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Having been involved with the UEFA Champions League as a sponsor for the past nine years, the renewal of the agreement for Europe’s most prestigious club football competition is yet another example of the commitment shown by SCEE toward the area of football.
“Football has been in our blood for a very long time and is something that along with unique and entertaining games excites PlayStation® fans,” said Darren Carter Vice President, Consumer Marketing, SCEE.“The UEFA Champions League offers us an opportunity to talk to football fans around the world, especially throughout Europe and by combining the incredible content of the UEFA Champions League with the diverse features of PlayStation products, we feel that we can bring football to our community in ways no one else can.”
Commenting on the agreement, David Taylor, UEFA General Secretary, said:
"We are very pleased that such a global player has chosen to renew its agreement with UEFA and with the UEFA Champions League. This extension proves what a strong relationship we have and that the UEFA Champions League continues to be an important part of PlayStation’s communication strategy.
"We are sure that the UEFA Champions League sponsorship platform will provide PlayStation with excellent opportunities to develop their prestigious and well-known brand, and that it will also foster the link between the UEFA Champions League and the fan base of the PlayStation products.”
For more information contact:
SCEE Press Centre
Tel: +44 (0)20 7859 5000
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 16.8 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 137.7 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 44.5 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 13 million people have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 236 million items have been downloaded.
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