Uefa Champions League
Indonesian media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) has agreed a two-season deal with Uefa for Champions League and Europa League rights, which became available after the collapse of the rights-holder’s deal with the Futbal Momentum Asia agency.
Uefa will go to market later this year with the rights to the Champions League and Europa League under pressure from Europe’s top clubs to at least maintain the kind of growth it enjoyed in the current cycle. But there are reasons why that will be a massive challenge.
Sky Italia is taking a calculated gamble in agreeing a two-year sublicensing deal with Mediaset for Uefa Champions League rights. Sky’s legal dispute with Italian public-service broadcaster Rai over the latter's option to renew the rights has not yet been resolved. If Rai eventually wins, it could sue Sky for damages.
Social media giant Facebook’s challenges around its Copa Libertadores coverage in Latin America have convinced it that non-exclusive rights models form “one of the best ways” of breaking into markets where entrenched viewing habits restrict the potential for exclusive rights to grow engagement with the platform.
Broadcast rights in France to the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League will hit the market next month as the Team Marketing agency begins the sales process for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle
French telecoms group Altice has revealed that the subscription total for its RMC Sport channels is “close to” two million as it heads into its second season of Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa Lea…
French telco Altice will re-broadcast Uefa Champions League matches involving Paris Saint Germain and Olympic Lyonnais on its local channel in each club’s city.
The Court of Milan has definitively rejected Italian public-service broadcaster Rai’s appeal against the sublicensing agreement between pay-television broadcaster Sky and commercial and pay-television g…
In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.
Mediaset ‘at the window’ for Champions League as Rai-Sky renewal talks stall Broadcaster is thought to have offered uplift on Rai’s €40m per season Refi
Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.
The beIN Media Group has so far been the main beneficiary of the DAZN Group’s decision to delay the launch of its OTT service in Southeast Asia.
Econet closes its African pay-TV platform and agrees repayment schedule with rights-holders Rights-holders affected by closure include the IOC, the NBA, Fifa and Uefa
The English Premier League has benefited from a second successive strategic bid for its rights in France but that did not prevent a fall in their value
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV last week agreed a sublicensing deal with the Suning conglomerate to acquire Uefa Champions League rights for the remainder of the current cycle, from 2018-19 to 2020-21
The value of Uefa club competition rights in Ukraine has decreased drastically after Media Group Ukraine and telco Volia jointly acquired rights to both the Champions League and the Europa League
Sony Pictures Networks India’s deal for Uefa club-competition rights last month has produced a marginally better result for Uefa than market experts anticipated, but still sees a dramatic decrease in t…
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV is in discussions to renew rights to three of its most important football properties: the Uefa Champions League, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.
Media groups beIN and Saran are seeking to renegotiate their Uefa club competition media rights deals in Turkey, as the further depreciation of the Turkish lira against the euro, dollar and pound has inflated…
Uefa has now completed its media-rights sales for its club competitions in Hungary after sealing new Europa League deals with pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport and media group AMC Networks
Perform-owned OTT service DAZN has paid an increase of close to 70 per cent to retain its hold on rights to Italy’s Serie A in Germany and Austria.
Gauging the success of IMG’s Serie A international rights acquisition won’t be possible until the end of the cycle given the agency has launched direct-to-consumer offerings in more than 20 markets.
Uefa and LaLiga will see significant reductions in their media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent as Facebook and Sony Pictures Networks India capitalise on the region’s cooling football rights market