Uefa Nations League

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European football’s governing body Uefa has secured a huge hike in revenues from national-team rights in Finland as public-service broadcaster YLE overcame strong competition to secure a long-term deal.

Having a larger package of content to sell has helped Uefa earn a slight increase in the overall value of its national-team rights in Bulgaria, with third-party rights proving particularly popular.

Uefa is close to completing deals for its national-team media rights in Israel, as negotiations with both public-service broadcaster Kan and pay-television broadcaster Charlton prove challenging

DAZN to pay about €3m per season for third-party Uefa national-team rights, 2018-19 to 2021-22 Deal will cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland; coverage also agreed with ORF and AZ Medien

Uefa has finalised a host of media-rights deals for its national-team properties around the world as the start of its new cycle draws near.

Scotland’s win over Serbia in last week’s Euro 2020 play-off attracted a peak audience of 2.6 million viewers in the UK after pay-television operator Sky made the match available on a free-to-air basis.

The CAA Eleven agency has launched an invitation to tender in Poland for Uefa national team rights in the new 2022-28 cycle, SportBusiness understands

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has won back rights to Finland’s national team matches in a wider agreement that also includes the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship.

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 has picked up a clean sweep of all rights available in the country from the latest Uefa European Qualifiers, Nations League and European Championship invitation…

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The added content provided by the Nations League will push the value of Uefa national-team rights in Greece up by more than 30 per cent from 2018-19, TV Sports Markets understands.

Australian telco Optus will get another chance to stream a major international football tournament despite its troubled coverage of this year’s Fifa World Cup.