Champions League


Turner reportedly bails out of Champions League deal

WarnerMedia-owned Turner has reportedly cancelled its rights deal with UEFA with immediate effect, leaving the Champions League and Europa League without an English-language US broadcaster for the 2020/21 season. According to Sports Business Journal, Turner – which has been paying around US$60 million a year for the English-language rights to the tournaments in the US […]

Football roundup: UEFA sets out Champions League comeback plans; LiveScore grabs Serie A and Primeira Liga rights; La Liga sees solid return

European football governing body UEFA has announced plans for the return of the continent’s top club football competition the Champions League. With leagues around Europe either scrambling to finish their seasons – eg. Germany and England – or being curtailed altogether – such as France and the Netherlands – the status of the Champions League […]

TV4, C More and MTV to broadcast Champions League in Sweden and Finland

TV4, C More and MTV have acquired the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League in Sweden and Finland for the window of 2021-24 Starting in autumn 2021, the premiere football competition will be broadcast exclusively on C More and TV4 in Sweden, while MTV has expanded its current arrangement through to 2024 in Finland. […]

Nordic Entertainment extends Danish Champions League rights

Nordic streaming, free and pay TV provider Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has extended its grip on exclusive Danish rights to UEFA Champions League football until the end of the 2023-24 season. NENT Group has also acquired the exclusive rights to the UEFA Europa League and the new Europa Conference League in Sweden, Norway and […]

Champions League Nordic rights tender to go ahead

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Uefa has confirmed that the tender process for the Champions League rights in the Nordics will go ahead as scheduled. The deadline of March 31 for the 2021-24 rights cycle was still upheld, with bidding being managed by Uefa’s rights sales agency Team Marketing. The agency issued separate tenders in […]

Coronavirus: Olympics officially delayed; Champions League postponed

After weeks of speculation, the 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed.  The decision was reached following talks between Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. A joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed that “[the Games] must be rescheduled to a date beyond […]

DAZN steps up challenge for Champions League in Spain claims report

Sports streamer DAZN is considering a bid for the rights to the Champions League in Spain claims a new report. According to Palco23, sales agency Team Marketing is preparing to receive bids from DAZN and incumbent rights holder Telefónica. The outlet reports that the rights could be split between DAZN and Telefónica’s Movistar+, with the […]

Broadcast revenue main income source for most European football league champions 

Europe’s top football clubs are increasingly relying on broadcast revenues for growth. According to a new study by KPMG, the €1.976 three-year distribution deal for the Champions League, which started in 2018/19 was the biggest source of growth for clubs. It said that the €564 million annual increase was a key factor in boosting the […]

BT retains Champions League rights

BT has retained the rights to the Champions League in the UK. The deal is worth a total of £1.2 billion for the three year period – £400 million per season – and is a slight increase on the previous £394 million per season contract.  Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: “We’re delighted […]

Sky to challenge BT for Champions League

Comcast-owned Sky is planning to challenge BT’s ownership of the UK broadcast rights to the Champions League.  According to Bloomberg, the broadcaster is looking to re-acquire the rights that BT has solely held since 2015. The report claims that BT did not expect to be challenged in bidding for the rights from 2021-24. BT shocked […]

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