UEFA awards Portuguese rights

European football body UEFA has awarded 2012-15 Europa League media rights in Portugal to commercial free-to-air broadcaster SIC. SIC has been granted the right to broadcast the best live match each matchweek. A highlights programme featuring the action from each round of games will follow SIC’s live match transmission. SIC will be able to exploit […]

UEFA awards football rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

UEFA has awarded broadcast rights to the Champions League and Europa League matches in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Champions League in Georgia. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, following the recent announcement of the award of the best-pick live Champions League match each Wednesday to free-to-air broadcaster OBN, pay TV operator Telekom Srbija has secured the […]

UEFA awards football rights in Germany and Azerbaijan

UEFA, the European football body, has awarded some  Europa League rights in Germany to ProSiebenSat1. The commercial broadcaster has been granted the right to broadcast the best live Europa League match each match week, as well as a weekly highlights programme. The programming will be broadcast each match week on free-to-air channel Kabel 1. All […]

UEFA announces rights deals in Croatia and Azerbaijan

UEFA has awarded Europa League broadcasting rights in Croatia and Champions League rights in Azerbaijan. T-Hrvatski Telekom has been awarded all rights in Croatia for the UEFA Europa League, except for the best live match each match week. One live match per kick-off slot as well as a weekly highlights programme will be broadcast on […]

Canal Plus picks up Champions League rights for Africa

UEFA has awarded the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League French language media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa to Canal Plus Afrique. The pay TV operator will broadcast two live Champions League matches and a highlights programme each match night. French speaking viewers will also be able to watch at least two UEFA Europa […]

UEFA announces Greek and Portuguese deals

UEFA has struck a raft of soccer rights deals in Europe. Greek free-to-air broadcaster ERT has renewed its deal to air one Champions League match per week as well as the final and the UEFA Super Cup, while pay TV broadcaster Nova will air the remaining Champions League matches as well as all Europa League […]

ITV wins Europa League from Channel 5

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has secured rights to Uefa Europa League soccer games, wresting the rights from its counterpart Channel 5. It will get the top two games from the tournament for three years, starting 2012/2013 and pay TV broadcaster ESPN will take rights to the remaining games. Channel 5 had the rights from 2008 […]

Football bodies say business as usual in wake of ECJ ruling

Football bodies UEFA and the German Football Association (DFB) have said they will not change the way they do business with broadcasters in the wake of the European Court of Justice ruling that allows viewers to buy foreign smartcards and decoders to view international providers’ broadcasts of domestic matches. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino was […]