UEFA Champions League

Super League in tatters as English clubs hit eject

The Super League – the planned breakaway league announced on Sunday by 12 top European football clubs – will “reconsider steps to reshape its project” after all six English clubs withdrew from the competition.  Large-scale protests from fans outside of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ahead of their game on Tuesday night, along with relentless criticism from […]

UK government looks to sanctions to stop Super League

A senior member of the UK cabinet has said that there are a “whole range of sanctions” that the government could impose to stop the formation of a breakaway football Super League. The sport was stunned on Sunday when 12 top European clubs – including six from England – revealed plans to create The Super […]

Football world up in arms over Super League announcement

The football world has been rocked by 12 top European clubs who have revealed plans to form a breakaway European Super League. Six English clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – along with three from each of Italy and Spain have signalled their intention to launch the long-threatened league “as […]

Facebook to pull plug on Champions League and La Liga broadcast deals

Facebook will not renew its broadcast rights deals for the UEFA Champions League in Latin America and La Liga in India when they end this year, the company has confirmed. The social media company made waves in 2018 when it acquired the rights, but has now conceded that this is not the direction it wants […]

Australian shock as unknown start-up acquires UCL rights

A major sports rights coup has occurred down under, with a relatively unknown start-up acquiring the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League in Australia. Sports Flick, a Sydney-based streaming service whose catalogue mostly encompasses niche sports like Indian baseball, Nicaraguan league football and bare-knuckle boxing, beat out offers from the country’s leading broadcasters to […]

Euro Super League would ‘undo the value’ of EPL and UCL, says BT Sport boss Green

A breakaway European Super League would be less valuable to broadcasters than the current model of domestic and continental football competitions, the boss of BT Sport has said. Speaking at the Financial Times’ Business of Football summit, BT Sport head Simon Green said that while a European Super League – the long-threatened breakaway competition which […]

Amazon picks up Champions League in Italy for the first time

Amazon has acquired a rights package to the UEFA Champions League in Italy for the first time. The ever-growing commerce and entertainment giant has picked up exclusive rights to 16 matches on Wednesday nights, along with the UEFA Super Cup, for three seasons from 2021/22.  Amazon’s interest has been speculated on for some time, with […]

Proximus extends Champions League rights deal

Belgian service provider Proximus has extended its exclusive rights to UEFA Champions League football to the next three seasons. Through this new agreement with UEFA, Proximus will be the only operator in Belgium to broadcast all of the UEFA Champions League matches. Fans will be able to either choose to watch the match they want […]

Eleven extends Champions League deal in Portugal

Sports broadcaster Eleven has renewed its UEFA Champions League broadcast rights deal in Portugal. The deal will see the broadcaster retain the rights for three additional seasons until 2023/24. Eleven will broadcast 138 games per season, from the group qualifying rounds through to the final, across its six linear channels, OTT platform and operator partners. […]

Amazon eyes Italian Champions League rights

Amazon is reportedly eyeing a bid for the UEFA Champions League rights in Italy. According to Milano Finanza, the ecommerce giant is considering whether to take on Sky Italia in the bidding, with the Comcast-owned operator currently in the middle of a three-year €300 million rights deal for the Champions League and Europa League which […]

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