Uefa strikes first rights deal for new cycle with Univision Deportes

US pay-television broadcaster Univision Deportes has acquired exclusive Spanish-language rights in the country for all national team competitions operated by Uefa, football’s European governing body.

The deal will run for four seasons, from 2018-19 to 2021-22. It is the first media rights deal announced for Uefa national team football for the next four-year cycle.

The agreement includes Euro 2020, qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, and the new Nations League and Nations League Final Four.

Univision Deportes will exploit the rights across its UDN, Univision Network, UniMás and Galavision channels, with coverage to be streamed via the Univision Deportes mobile application.

The broadcaster will show multiple live matches on every match day, daily match highlights on existing Univision Deportes programming and at least one match per kick-off slot.

Univision Deportes will broadcast live coverage of all Euro 2020 games plus highlights. The live streaming and digital content rights to the tournament are exclusive.

The deal was reported in TV Sports Markets on November 6 last year.