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Ziggo retains Uefa national team rights package

Dutch pay-television broadcaster Ziggo has retained rights to national team qualifiers marketed by European football’s governing body Uefa, while it has also secured rights to the new Nations League competition.

Rights to third-party European Qualifier matches for the 2014-15 to 2017-18 window are currently held by Ziggo Sport and the broadcaster has now secured the same package for the qualifying games for Uefa Euro 2020 and the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Games will be broadcast by the Ziggo Sport and Ziggo Sport Totaal channels, which will also offer highlights of the Netherlands national team matches.

The Nations League will launch next year as a means to grant further weight to friendly matches played between European nations.

Will Moerer, director of Ziggo Sport, said: “This (deal) confirms the position we have at Ziggo Sport when it comes to transmitting top international football like the English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga.”