Norway’s TV2 closing in on Uefa rights deal

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 is closing in on a rights deal for a host of national team properties of Uefa, European football’s governing body.

TV2 chief executive Olav Sandnes told the Kampanje.com website that the broadcaster is in “exclusive final negotiations” with Uefa for the rights, following a tender process that launched last month.

The CAA Eleven agency launched tenders in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. One included European Qualifiers for the Uefa Euro 2020 and 2022 Fifa World Cup tournaments, the 2018-19 and 2020-21 Nations League competitions and other international matches.

The second tender was for Euro 2020 itself, which is set to be staged in countries across Europe under a special hosting model adopted by Uefa. The deadline for offers had been set at midday CET on March 13 for both tenders.

Kampanje added that TV2 is likely to be bidding alongside public-service broadcaster NRK for the rights to Euro 2020.