LEN extends European Broadcasting Union deal

The Ligue Européenne de Natation, the governing body for swimming in Europe, has agreed a four-year extension to its rights deal with the European Broadcasting Union, the consortium of public-service broadcasters.

The renegotiated deal ensures that events including the European Swimming Championships, the European Short Course Championships and the European Water Polo Championships will continue to be broadcast by EBU members between 2017 and 2020.

The deal also includes the option of a further four-year extension, taking in the period from 2021 to 2024 – a clause that can be activated in 2017.

The two parties’ current agreement, which began in 2013, was due to expire in 2016.