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Coppa Italia on free-to-air in Poland

Public-service broadcaster TVP has acquired Coppa Italia rights in Poland for the next three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21, further bolstering its sports portfolio.

Italian football is popular in Poland, with several high-profile Polish players in the league including Wojciech Szczęsny, Arkadiusz Milik and Piotr Zieliński. Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports hold rights to Italy’s Serie A, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

TVP also currently broadcast the Uefa Champions League (one match per match-week) and national team volleyball and handball matches. Both have been acquired through sublicensing deals with pay-television broadcaster Polsat.

Reports in Poland suggest that TVP are also negotiating a deal for non-exclusive rights to the Ekstraklasa, the top-tier domestic football league in Poland.