UEFA Champions League

Stan Sports secures Champions League rights after Sports Flick drops out

Australian broadcaster Stan Sports has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League in the country. The Nine Entertainment-owned has secured a rights package with UEFA which will run from the 2021/22 Super Cup match on August 12 until the end of the 2023/24 season. This deal replaces the […]

beIN bags Champions League in seven country Southeast Asia rights deal

While its fate in France remains unclear, beIN Media Group has expanded its presence in Asia by picking up the rights to the UEFA Champions League. The Qatar-based beIN has acquired the rights to the Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League in seven Asian countries: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, […]

UEFA Champions League goes FTA in Ireland with LiveScore deal

Sports app LiveScore has announced a three-year distribution deal with UEFA to live-stream the Champions League for free in Ireland. From the start of the 2021/22 season, LiveScore users in the country will have access to 104 matches live for free. LiveScore will be the exclusive Irish free-to-air broadcaster of Europe’s top flight football competition, […]

Mediaset launches all-new Infinity streaming platform

Mediaset has relaunched its Infinity streaming offering as a new combined service featuring its free-to-air channels, movies and series on-demand and UEFA Champions League football. The new Mediaset Infinity will be available on the web, smart TV and connected devices. According to the Italian media outfit, the offering will be based on an “experimental pyramid […]

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 […]

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