Polish Ekstraklasa secures record domestic rights deal with Canal+

The Polish Ekstraklasa has agreed a record domestic rights deal with Canal+ Poland.

The four-year deal is worth a total of PLN1.3 billion (€270 million), or PLN325 million (€67.53 million) per season. It was approved unanimously by the league’s clubs at a general meeting on October 3. 

The deal will see Canal+ broadcast all Ekstraklasa matches through to the end of 2026/27, with one match per week shown on free-to-air channels. The expanded partnership will also see Canal+ increase its coverage of the league across online and social media platforms. 

Marcin Animucki, president of the Ekstraklasa, said: “The contract with Canal+ guarantees us financial stability and conditions for the further development of the league and clubs. This will be possible thanks to a significant increase in value, as well as the newly defined areas of league promotion, which we will implement together with television and clubs.

“This is also very good news for fans who will still be able to watch matches in the highest quality, including 4K, and at the same time gain access to additional materials on new channels.”

Edyta Sadowska, president of the management board and CEO of Canal+ Poland, said: “We have been supporting the development of Polish football for almost 30 years, which is why we are very happy to continue our cooperation with Ekstraklasa and Polish clubs.

“The contract value is once again record-breaking, but our investments in the development of Polish games have always exceeded the financial support resulting only from the contract amount. Our editorial and promotional activities, which we will continue, constitute a huge added value that builds the league’s value.”

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