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EBU signs Women’s Euro 2021 deal

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed a deal with Uefa for the media rights to Women’s Euro 2021 and several other properties in over 50 European countries.  The EBU is an international alliance of 56 public service media organisations, and includes the likes of ITV, Channel 4, TF1 and RTE. It is best-known for […]

TFI and M6 secure Euro2020 rights

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have acquired exclusive free-to-air rights to air the UEFA Euro2020 competition.  The two groups have agreed to share the rights to the top 23 fixtures of the competition, comprising 12 group stage matches, including the opening matches of the French team, along with five last-16 matches, three quarter finals, […]

UEFA and La Liga prepare for seismic shift from pay TV to OTT

Media reports this week suggest that European football’s heavyweights are bracing themselves for a seismic shift in the way they generate revenue for their live rights, with OTT becoming an increasingly important alternative to pay TV. Over the weekend, the FT reported that European football’s governing body UEFA is planning to show Champions League matches […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

UEFA launches free-to-air OTT platform

European football governing body UEFA has launched its new OTT streaming platform. UEFA TV, which the organisation claims is the first of its kind, will offer original programming based on 60 years of European football archive. It will also become the home of youth, women’s and futsal UEFA competitions by offering them a wide live […]

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 […]

Facebook secures Champions League rights in Latin America

Facebook has secured exclusive free-to-air rights for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories in Latin America from 2018-2021. The football deal grants Facebook the rights to broadcast 32 live matches each season, for three seasons, including the final and UEFA Super Cup. The partnership kicks off on Wednesday with the UEFA Super […]

MTG secures exclusive international football rights for Finland

Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive Finnish rights to the UEFA European Qualifiers in 2020 and the qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup in 2022, along with the rights to UEFA’s new European competition, the UEFA Nations League. MTG will hold the rights to the UEFA Nations League in Finland for 2018-19 […]

UEFA awards rights in Finland

European football body UEFA has awarded of media rights for the 2012-15 Europa League in Finland to Nelonen. Nelonen will broadcast one live match per kick-off slot each match week on Nelonen Pro 1 and Nelonen Pro 2, followed by a highlights programme on Nelonen Pro 1. The Europa League Final will be broadcast via […]

ProTV granted final Europa League rights in Romania

European football body UEFA has awarded certain Europa League media rights for the 2012-15 season in Romania to ProTV. Sport.ro will broadcast each match week one live match and a highlights programme. Matches featuring local participation will be shown on ProTV and will be followed by a roundup of the match week’s action. The rights […]

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