UEFA Champions League

Canal+ and BeIN Sport secures Champions League, leaving Mediapro out in cold

French pay TV operator Canal+ and rival BeIN Sports have between them secured the rights to UEFA Champions League football in France for the 2021-24 seasons, leaving existing rights holder Altice France and Spanish disruptor Mediapro out in the cold. Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 has meanwhile secured the rights to air the final of the competition.  […]

TVI and Eleven Sports renew deal for Champions League broadcast rights

Portuguese Eleven Sports and TVI have extended their FTA carriage agreement for the 2019/20 and 20/201 UEFA Champions League. TVI will continue to show one game per week featuring a Pourtugese team while Eleven Sports will show every game on its own platform. As per Portugese regulations, TVI will show the final for free. Jorge P […]

BT to debut HDR with free Champions League Final broadcast

The UEFA Champions League Final will be broadcast for free in the UK. The event on June 1 will also act as a debut showcase for BT Sport’s HD HDR offering. BT says that all BT Sport subscribers (including EE and Plusnet) will be able to watch the final using HDR resolution. The company also […]

Ukraine’s Volia launches football SVOD service

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched a new subscription live and on-demand football service, Volia Football+, on the back of its agreement to secure Champions League football rights in the country. The service allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand coverage of all UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches without advertising, with other content […]

Digitürk secures Champions League and Europa League rights for Turkey

BeIN Sports-owned Turkish pay TV leader Digitürk has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League and Europa League football in Turkey for the next three years, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Champions League deal adds to Digitürk’s existing line-up of premium sports rights, which includes the exclusive rights in Turkey to the […]

Vodafone España unveils offering for bars and clubs

Vodafone España has launched its offering for bars and clubs, including top-tier football league La Liga, second division La Liga 1|2|3, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. In addition to top-tier football, the Vodafone TV Bares offering will include US Open, Roland Garros, Australian Open and ATP World Tour […]

Telefónica denies Champions League deal for OTT provider

Telefónica has denied doing any deal with online TV provider Opensport for Champions League football rights after the latter claimed that it had struck an agreement with the telco to transmit coverage of the tournament as part of its streaming sports offering. Telefónica told the El Español business newspaper that it had agreed to provide […]

Mediapro in talks with Telefónica for Champions League on BeIN Connect

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is in talks with Telefónica to secure the rights to transmit coverage of UEFA Champions League football on its BeIN Connect service, according to local reports. Telefónica is to begin airing UEFA Champions League football on its Movistar+ service via the Movistar Liga de Campeones channel tomorrow, having secured the rights to […]

MTG to air Champions League football on new Finnish channel

MTG has taken the rights to UEFA Champions League football in Finland for the three years starting from the 2015/2016 season, with plans to broadcast matches on the new Viasat Sport Finland channel.  MTG said it will show the key matches live and provide local commentary from every Tuesday and Wednesday match day in the […]

Belgacom unveils €10 Belgian football offer

Belgacom has unveiled pricing for its football offering, after securing the non-exclusive rights to broadcast all the matches of the Jupiler Pro League – Belgium’s top football division – for the next three seasons.  Belgacom will air all the Jupiler Pro League matches on its Belgacom 11 channel for €9.95 per month. On the Belgacom […]