Telekom Srbija Group renews SPI/FilmBox distribution

Serbia’s largest internet and cable provider Telekom Srbija Group has announced an extended distribution deal with Canal+-owned SPI/FilmBox. The extension will see mts TV, Supernova, and m:SAT TV subscribers in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to have access to thirteen SPI channels including FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Stars, FilmBox Extra and FilmBox Arthouse, Dizi, […]

Champions League to stay on Paramount+ as CBS Sports renews UEFA deal

Paramount-owned CBS Sports has renewed its rights deal with UEFA in a six-season extension that will see it continue to be the home of European club competitions in the US. The deal will see all men’s Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League matches live streamed on Paramount+, with select games to be broadcast on […]

TF1 secures French national football team rights

French broadcaster TF1 has struck a new deal with the French Football Federation and UEFA that gives it a series of linear and non-linear rights over the next few years until 2028. TF1 has secured from UEFA exclusive rights to the matches of the French national team spanning the UEFA Nations League, friendly matches, UEFA […]

Canal+ to become exclusive UEFA club competition broadcaster in France

Vivendi-owned French broadcaster Canal+ has secured the exclusive rights to UEFA club competitions in the country. The broadcaster has secured the rights for the three-year cycle from 2024-27 in a deal worth a reported €480 million per season. Canal+ currently shares the rights with beIN. beIN shows the majority of matches, but Canal+ has first […]

Amazon secures UK UEFA rights as BT loses exclusivity

Amazon has secured UK rights to the UEFA Champions League, with BT losing its exclusive rights to the top European football competition. The news, announced by UEFA on Friday, has seen BT lose its exclusive rights to UEFA competitions, having been the sole broadcast partner in the UK since 2015.  BT will retain the majority […]

TF1 secures home team Nations League and Euro 2024 rights

French broadcaster TF1 has secured the free-to-air rights to broadcast France’s matches in the forthcoming UEFA Nations League and Euro 2024 football competitions, and has extended its partnership with the French national team to give it privileged access to players and coach. TF1 will screen three of the next six France matches in the 2022 […]

Viaplay scores ‘groundbreaking’ deal for exclusive home nations football rights in the UK

Ahead of its launch in the UK in H2 2022, Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s Viaplay has picked up the exclusive rights to Scotland’s, Wales’ and Northern Ireland’s European Qualifiers. This is a major statement of intent from the streamer, with the rights historically held by Sky Sports.  The four-year deal will see Viaplay broadcast 40 […]

Friend MTS to provide anti-piracy services to UEFA

Content protection firm Friend MTS has been appointed by UEFA to provide anti-piracy services. The deal will see Friend MTS provide protection for all major UEFA competitions, including the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, along with the European Football Championship and Nations League. UEFA is the latest sports body to partner with […]

UEFA set to strip St Petersburg of Champions League final

UEFA is reportedly set to move the Champions League final out of St Petersburg amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to The Times, internal talks are ongoing with UEFA stating: “[UEFA] is constantly and closely monitoring the situation and any decision would be made in due course if necessary.” An emergency executive committee meeting […]

Canal+ and beIN secure piracy-busting injunction to protect Champions League coverage

French broadcasters Canal+ and beIN Sports France have obtained injunctions to prevent themselves against pirate UEFA Champions League broadcasts. The Paris Court of Justice has handed the broadcasters these injunctions to the broadcasters at a time when regulator ARCOM is clamping down on online piracy.  The orders are described as “one of the first of […]

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