Polish national team volleyball matches on free-to-air

Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has struck a sublicensing deal with Polsat for rights to matches of the Polish national volleyball team until the end of 2021.

The agreement included the most recent International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Championship finals which Poland won. TVP and Polsat simultaneously broadcast national-team matches. According to reports in Poland, about 9.2 million people watched the men’s national volleyball team beat Brazil in the final of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship.

In January, commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat extended its deal for a further seven years for rights to events hosted by the FIVB. Polsat also holds rights to events hosted by the European Volleyball Confederation until the end of 2018.

Last week, Polsat announced a new deal with the Profesjonalna Liga Piłki Siatkowej, the organising body of domestic club volleyball competitions, for domestic club volleyball rights.