Polsat closes in on Polish second-tier rights

Polish telecommunications company Polsat is close to sealing a new rights deal for the second tier of football in the country, according to the PR Zeglad Sportowy news website.

The deal would begin with the 2015-16 season and run for more than one year.

“Out of the offers submitted for television rights, we have chosen the best one,” Maciej Sawicki, the secretary general of the country’s football association, which operates the division, said. “Negotiations are underway and we are pinning down the details. I can say that the contract will be signed for more than a year.”

Sawicki added that the deal’s financial arrangement would be “far more favourable for the clubs.”

Sawicki also said that the deal would be announced before the end of January.