beIN renews MENA Champions League rights in three-year UEFA deal

beIN MEDIA GROUP has agreed a major rights deal with UEFA. The three-year rights extension will see beIN SPORTS continue to serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League along with the new the UEFA Europa Conference League across the 24-country region of MENA through to 2023/24. The […]

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, […]

Super League not dead yet insists Real Madrid president

Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid and key driver of the proposed breakaway European Super League, has insisted that the project is not dead in spite of its visible collapse. Within 48 hours of the controversial competition’s announcement, the six involved English clubs pulled out following pressure from the press and supporters. They were […]

NENT Group picks up UEFA rights in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the rights to the UEFA Europa League and the new UEFA Conference League in Poland. The deal will see the streamer exclusively show the second and third-tier European club football competitions from the beginning of the 2021/22-season until the end of the 2023/24-season.  The competitions combined will bring […]

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 […]

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