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 […]

DAZN bags 90% of Champions League matches in Germany

The extent of DAZN’s UEFA Champions League rights buy in Germany has been revealed by the sports streamer. DAZN and ZDF were revealed to have won the broadcaster tender for the 2021-22 – 2023-24 cycle, but the former will show the vast majority of matches for the first time. Dubbing itself as the “new home […]

DAZN cuts short Southeast Asia rights deal with UEFA

Sports streamer DAZN has cut its rights deal with UEFA in Southeast Asia by a year. DAZN signed a deal with UEFA for the Champions League and Europa League from 2018-21 across Japan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan. Digital TV Europe understands that while the service is now available in all […]

UEFA seeks new anti-piracy service provider

Europe’s football governing body UEFA has issued a tender for a new anti-piracy service provider. The move comes in the wake of an investigation into Saudi-operated pirate operation BeoutQ from the World Trade Organisation and at a time when illegal piracy of sports events is rife. In light of this, UEFA is looking to improve […]

Football roundup: UEFA sets out Champions League comeback plans; LiveScore grabs Serie A and Primeira Liga rights; La Liga sees solid return

European football governing body UEFA has announced plans for the return of the continent’s top club football competition the Champions League. With leagues around Europe either scrambling to finish their seasons – eg. Germany and England – or being curtailed altogether – such as France and the Netherlands – the status of the Champions League […]

Champions League Nordic rights tender to go ahead

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Uefa has confirmed that the tender process for the Champions League rights in the Nordics will go ahead as scheduled. The deadline of March 31 for the 2021-24 rights cycle was still upheld, with bidding being managed by Uefa’s rights sales agency Team Marketing. The agency issued separate tenders in […]

Coronavirus: Olympics officially delayed; Champions League postponed

After weeks of speculation, the 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed.  The decision was reached following talks between Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. A joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed that “[the Games] must be rescheduled to a date beyond […]

Women’s Euros to be rescheduled but dates unknown

The 2021 Women’s European Championship will be pushed back following the move by UEFA to reschedule this summer’s men’s iteration to next year over the coronavirus pandemic.  The men’s tournament has been given a new start date of June 11, with the final set for July 11. Current scheduling would give an overlap of four […]

All football in England postponed until April 3

The English Premier League, Women’s Super League and Football League have been suspended until April 3. The EPL follows Italy, Spain and Germany in calling off football, though unlike those competitions the Premier League has set a specific return date, though that is subject to change. The Times previously reported that the league had come […]

Euro 2020 on brink of postponement claims report

UEFA is reportedly close to postponing the upcoming Euro 2020 competition as Europe continues to combat the spread of Coronavirus. According to sources cited by the Associated Press, UEFA has been assessing whether the tournament can be staged with a final decision set to be made next Tuesday. The source goes on to say that […]

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