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European football’s governing body Uefa has increased the value of its top-tier Champions League rights in Albania in the 2021-24 cycle by almost a third while also securing free-to-air coverage.

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub prioritised retaining a level of exclusivity in choosing to sublicense free-to-air Uefa club competition rights to CH Media over SRG.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s rivals paid big fees to seal crucial Uefa club competition rights, allowing European football’s governing body to more than double its media-rights income in the Nordics.

Incumbent Match TV overcame pressure from Russian internet players to retain rights to Uefa’s club competition for the 2021-24 cycle, albeit at a steep increase on its current outlay, SportBusiness Media understands.

Spanish telco Telefónica, which owns Movistar, has capitalised on a lack of competitive bids to acquire Uefa’s club rights in the 2021-24 cycle.

The Team Marketing agency has today (Monday) initiated sales processes in Greece for broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League from 2021-22 to 2023-24

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has sealed its second major football rights deal this week by extending and expanding its contract in sub-Saharan Africa for the club competitions organised by European…

Uefa and its exclusive club competition sales agency Team Marketing have launched an invitation to tender for Uefa Champions League, Europa League and new third-tier Europa Conference League rights in…

Internet retail giant Amazon is set to break into the Italian media-rights market as it is believed to have submitted a winning bid for a package of Uefa Champions League rights covering the 2021-24 cycle

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Uefa has more than doubled the value of its club competition media rights across five Balkan countries, awarding almost all rights to aggressive bidder Telekom Srbija, as the telco’s battle with rival United Media intensified.

Uefa has increased the value of its lower-tier club competition media rights in Germany by over 40 per cent through commercial broadcaster RTL’s acquisition of exclusive, multi-platform rights to the Europa League and newly created Europa Conference League.

Uefa has continued its success in the DACH region by more than doubling the value of its club competition rights in Austria and significantly increasing them in Switzerland.

Uefa’s Europa League revenue in France will fall in the 2021-24 cycle given limited interest in the property in the wake of the fierce contest for rights to the top-tier Champions League.

Mediapro’s accusation of impropriety in the Uefa Champions League tender process in France has cast a cloud over a record rights-fee outcome for Uefa in the country. But the agency’s threat to take Uefa to court may not be credible, industry experts told SportBusiness Media.
USA

Competition to create effective digital offerings in the US drove a hike in value for Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle. CBS overcame strong opposition to surprise the market in acquiring English-language rights, while Univision renewed its high-performing Spanish-language rights.

BT’s huge outlay for Uefa club competition rights in the 2021-24 cycle was driven by the UK telco's need to retain a viable sports broadcasting proposition.