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Euro 2020 still on says UEFA spokesperson

A spokesperson for UEFA has said that the European footballing body is still pressing ahead with plans for this Summer’s Euro 2020 tournament despite the spread of Coronavirus. Italian outlet Tuttosport reported that several national federations requested the tournament’s postponement, but a source speaking to the Associated Press called this “completely untrue.” The unnamed spokesperson […]

Sports bodies call on US to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy priority list

FIFA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UEFA and a range of US sports bodies have called on the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its priority watchlist on the eve of a review into the Kingdom’s piracy activities.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office is currently holding public hearings in its annual review […]

BeIN picks up Euro 2020 in France

BeIN Media has acquired the rights to Uefa Euro 2020 in France.  Under the terms of the deal, BeIN will broadcast all 51 of the month-long tournament’s matches with 28 matches being fully exclusive. The deal will cover linear and digital output, and includes highlights near-live and on-demand clips. The deal is believed to be […]

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 […]