TVP adds Uefa Under-21 Euro 2019 rights

Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has secured rights to the 2019 Uefa Under-21 Championship.

The deal is for all matches, including those played by the Polish national under-21 team. It made the agreement with the CAA Eleven agency, Uefa’s exclusive sales agent for national-team rights,

TVP has had strong financial backing over the last 18 months from the Polish government and has built an impressive sports-rights portfolio, including free-to-air rights to 37 matches per season of the Polish Ekstraklasa, Poland’s top-tier football league.

Earlier this year TVP acquired rights to the upcoming 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup that will be hosted in Poland.

TVP has been focussing on those properties which hold national interest, acquiring rights to a host of Uefa national team events, Polish volleyball, third-tier football league II liga, and abridged live race programmes to Formula One. Polish driver Robert Kubica returned to the sport in 2019.