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Eleven retains NFL rights in three European countries, beIN renews in France

International subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports has retained its rights to the National Football League in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal.

The new deal, announced as the new NFL season begins, will allow Eleven to show three NFL games each week.

Eleven’s output will also include the play-offs and the Super Bowl.

Luis Vicente, chief executive at Eleven, said: “The NFL is one of the greatest leagues in the world and we’re delighted to be making it available to American football fans in Belgium and Portugal. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the NFL.”

Elsewhere in Europe, pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports succeeded in renewing its NFL rights in France in a three-year agreement finalised ahead of the start of the 2020 season last night.

The broadcaster, which has shown the NFL in France since 2012, will show three live matches each week, along with the ‘Red Zone’ multiplex on Sundays.

Earlier this week, L’Équipe, the Amaury Group-owned free-to-air digital terrestrial channel in France, acquired rights to show a weekly NFL match, thus ending beIN’s exclusivity.

L’Équipe will air a regular-season match every Sunday on its linear channel and via its digital channels. The broadcaster has also secured rights to the play-offs and the Super Bowl.