Champions League


Telefónica strikes deal with Mediapro to take Champions League to pay TV

Telefónica has secured rights to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for the next three seasons after striking a deal with Mediapro, which holds the Spanish rights to both competitions for its BeIN Sports service. The agreement follows Telefónica’s success in securing key rights to Spanish La Liga football. The telco paid €360 million […]

Altice France unveils RMC Sport offering

While Canal+ struggles to handle the fallout from its loss of Ligue 1 rights to Spain’s Mediapro, rival service provider Altice France has unveiled its revamped RMC Sport offering, which will carry the group’s flagship sports content, UEFA Champions League and Europa League football. The RMC Sport service, which will comprise five channels, will debut […]

Eleven Sports to launch in Portugal after taking Champions League and La Liga rights

Eleven Sports has secured the Portuguese rights to UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga football ahead of a launch in what will become the sports broadcaster’s 10th market. Eleven Sports has acquired the rights to air 138 Champions League matches per season, from the final qualifying round and group stages to the final. The […]

Virgin Media to offer BT Sport’s Champions League final in 4K UHD

BT Sport is to air this year’s UEFA Champions League football tournament final in 4K Ultra HD for the first time as part of a trial of 4K UHD TV on Virgin Media’s platform. BT Sport’s coverage of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kyiv, Ukraine this Saturday will be the first time […]

Irdeto: nearly 5m illegal Champions League streamers detected

Digital security specialist Irdeto claims that illegal streams of this year’s Champions League knockout stages reached some 4.89 million online viewers. Based on its data, Irdeto said that it detected a total of 5,100 unique illegal streams, 2,093 of which were found on social media channels including Periscope, Facebook and Twitch. Irdeto said that while […]

Virgin Media and TV3 secure Champions League and Europa League rights

Liberty Media-owned Virgin Media and its Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 have secured rights in Ireland to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for the next three seasons. The deal will give Virgin Media and TV3 exclusive rights to 327 European matches per season in Ireland across both competitions, along with shared rights along with […]

Swisscom secures Champions League, teams with SRG for UHD World Cup

Swisscom’s pay TV arm Teleclub has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in Switzerland and will air public broadcaster SRG’s coverage of the World Cup in 4K UHD TV. Champions League and Europa League games will be shown on Teleclub from August 21 and every match from both competitions will be […]

Orient Hontai closes in on Mediapro, CNMC drops football case

Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital is close to finalising the purchase of a majority stake in Spanish broadcaster and production outfit Mediapro, according to local press. Orient expects to finalise the acquisition of stakes held by Torreal, Televisa and Gerad Romy to take a 53.5% stake in Mediapro, which holds the rights to La […]

Canal+ secures raft of football rights for Africa

Pay TV operator Canal+ has secured the African rights to key international and French football competitions for the next few seasons in a move that bolsters its pay TV offering in the French-speaking parts of the continent. Canal+ said it had now struck deals to acquire the African rights to the UEFA Champions League for […]

Cosmote TV secures Champions League football

OTE-owned Greek pay TV service Cosmote TV has secured exclusive rights to Champions League and Europa League football until 2021. All Champions League and Europa League matches will air exclusively on Cosmote Sports channels. The pay TV operator has secured rights to 137 Champions League matches and 205 Europa League matches as well as the […]

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