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 […]

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