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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

Ukrainian video-on-demand service Megogo last week sealed deals for Spanish LaLiga and France’s Ligue 1, confirming its intent to compete in the country’s sports-rights market.

Despite the addition of Nations League content, the value of Uefa national team rights is set to decline by about 18 per cent in Ukraine from 2018-19.

Public-service broadcaster UA:PBC has acquired rights in Ukraine to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games at a considerable uplift on the cost of the 2014 and 2016 Games.

Multi-territory sports broadcaster Setanta Sports has agreed a distribution deal for its newly launched channel in Ukraine with telco Volia

Multi-territory sports broadcaster Setanta Sports will launch in Ukraine on August 1, having picked up a host of sports rights in the country

The Ukrainian Premier League has launched a tender process for media rights to the top tier of domestic club football. The tender covers the three seasons of the UPL spanning 2019-20 to 2021-22

Uefa club competition media rights will be shared between Media Group Ukraine and telco Volia for the next three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21

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Video-on-demand service Megogo has made its first move into the Ukrainian sports-rights market with the acquisition of exclusive rights to three top European football leagues.

The value of domestic broadcast rights to Ukraine Premier League football could take a big hit in the forthcoming round of deals due to the economic crisis brought on by the political conflict in the country over the last year.

Uefa earned a strong increase in its Champions League rights fee in Spain last week, with most industry insiders believing it had Qatari broadcaster beIN Media Group to thank.

Sport1’s deal last week for the rights to the National Hockey League means the sports broadcaster now has exclusive rights to each of the four top North American sports leagues.

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Football: Spanish pay-television operator Digital Plus acquired Champions League rights in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15

Football: UK public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland acquired live television rights for Scotland’s four away fixtures in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, concluding against Spain in October 2011.

Football dominated sports viewing in Europe’s top markets in 2009, with Uefa club competitions and World Cup qualifiers delivering the strongest audiences in the big five markets.

Football: The European Broadcasting Union acquired the rights for Euro 2012 in 36 countries in a deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body.

Football: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT, commercial broadcaster Mega and triple-play operator On Telecoms acquired packages of Champions League rights for the three-year period from 2009-10 to 2011-12.

Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports acquired the rights for Twenty20’s cricket’s Champions League.