Europa League


SFR’s rivals react to Champions League blow

French service provider SFR’s pay TV rivals have reacted with surprise to the award of exclusive Champions League and Europa League football rights to the Altice-owned operator, with BeIN Sports saying it has “concerns” about the way the deal was done. Altice confirmed today that has secured the rights to broadcast the two tournaments exclusively […]

SFR Champions League win could deal blow to pay TV rivals

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has reportedly secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football, dealing a severe blow to French pay TV leader Canal+ and rival BeIN Sports, which currently share rights to the competition. According to Le Monde, citing unnamed sources, SFR has secured all rights to both tournaments for the […]

BT Sport retains exclusive grip on Champions League and Europa League

BT Sport has retained exclusive rights to air Champions League and Europa League football in the UK, consolidating its place as a serious competitor to Sky in the premium sports arena. BT secured the rights to the two leagues until the end of the 2020-21 season, gaining exclusive rights across all live games, highlights and […]

BT TV passes 1.4m as company posts first residential customer gain in decade

BT added 97,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, taking its total to 1.4 million. The company said that viewership of its BT Sport offering had increased by 46% thanks in part to coverage of Champions League and Europa League football. BT said that 20 football matches recorded peak concurrent viewing above one million […]

Sevilla FC taps TDF’s Arkena for online video platform

Football club Sevilla FC, the winner of yesterday’s Europa League championship final in Turin, has selected TDF Group unit Arkena to provide its online video platform to live-stream its 24-hour TV channel SFCTV. Arkena is also supporting the delivery of on-demand content including interviews and other exclusive footage. SFCTV is already available on IPTV and […]

Volia adds Unian TV to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added 1+1 Media-owned sports and news channel Unian TV to its programming line-up. The addition of the male-focused channel will enable Volia subscribers to view content including Champions League and Europa League football matches as well as 1+1’s TSN news service. Volia is including Unian TV in its Start and […]