Kan wants quick compromise over Israel national-team rights

Israeli public-service broadcaster Kan is hoping negotiations with CAA Eleven over Uefa national-team rights will conclude soon, with reports in Israel suggesting the broadcaster is willing to walk away from the deal.

CAA Eleven, Uefa’s sales agent for its national-team rights, and Kan have been stuck in negotiations since the broadcaster agreed a deal for first- and second-party Uefa European Qualifier rights, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

The discussions have been centered around Kan’s insistence on broadcasting to all citizens of Israel, including those living in Palestinian territories. Uefa has already agreed a pan-regional deal across the Middle East and North Africa with beIN Sports.

Uefa was confident last week that a compromise could be made, and this hasn’t changed. However, Kan is pushing for an agreement to be concluded so it can plan its broadcast schedules and sell sponsorships.