NC Plus renews Premier League rights in Poland

Pay-television broadcaster NC Plus has picked up exclusive Premier League rights in Poland for a further three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

NC Plus holds Premier League rights in the current cycle, from 2016-17 to 2018-19. Renewing its rights was important to NC Plus after failing to renew rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League, with rival pay-television broadcaster Polsat suprising the market last year.

NC Plus is also currently close to finalising a deal for rights to the Ekstraklasa, the domestic top-tier football league. Its current, exclusive Ekstraklasa rights deal runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, with a new two-season deal close to being completed. However, it is thought that rights in the new cycle will be non-exclusive.

From 2019-20, NC Plus will be able to show a total of up to 235 Premier League matches per season, with coverage also available on its digital platforms.

Canal Plus, the parent company of NC Plus, announced last week that it had acquired Premier League rights in France.