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European football’s governing body Uefa has secured a huge hike in revenues from national-team rights in Finland as public-service broadcaster YLE overcame strong competition to secure a long-term deal.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

Uefa secured a 40-per-cent headline increase on the value of its sub-Saharan Africa free-to-air European Championship package in a third successive deal with the TV Media Sport agency.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI’s acquisition of free-to-air rights to this summer’s Euro 2020 competition was driven by its desire to regain its status as Portugal’s most-watched terrestrial channel, SportBusiness Media understands.

TF1 and M6’s joint acquisition of Euro 2020 free-to-air rights was struck at a similar per-match fee as the one they paid for the last comparable edition of the tournament, in 2012.

The CAA Eleven agency has launched an invitation to tender in Poland for Uefa national team rights in the new 2022-28 cycle, SportBusiness understands

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has won back rights to Finland’s national team matches in a wider agreement that also includes the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Uefa European Championship.

Uefa, football’s European governing body, has today (Tuesday) launched a combined tender process for the provision of technical delivery services for broadcast sponsorship during coverage of its club a…

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 has picked up a clean sweep of all rights available in the country from the latest Uefa European Qualifiers, Nations League and European Championship invitation…

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Uefa is close to completing a record-breaking deal for rights to the 2024 European Championship with Deutsche Telekom, in what would be the largest fee ever received by Uefa for European Championship rights in a single market.

The BBC has paid around ten-times more for the UK rights to the 2021 Uefa Women’s Euro than commercial broadcaster Channel 4 paid for the 2017 tournament, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes paid a cut-price sum to acquire rights to a host of Uefa national-team events following the demise of rival broadcaster Kwesé TV’s pay-television arm, SportBusiness Media understands.

The value of rights in Vietnam for the Uefa European Championship increased by over 40 per cent in the latest deal with the incumbent public-service broadcaster VTV, covering the 2020 tournament, which is held every four years.

Uefa’s national-team rights revenue in Japan is set to shrink in the 2018-19 to 2021-22 cycle, covering Euro 2020, with demand hit by next year’s Tokyo Olympics and last year’s collapse of the MP & Silva agency.

Uefa increased the value of its European Championship in Portugal by about 35 per cent last week after delaying the tender process proved successful thanks to the arrival of sports broadcaster Eleven in the country.

Having a larger package of content to sell has helped Uefa earn a slight increase in the overall value of its national-team rights in Bulgaria, with third-party rights proving particularly popular.

DAZN to pay about €3m per season for third-party Uefa national-team rights, 2018-19 to 2021-22 Deal will cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland; coverage also agreed with ORF and AZ Medien

Uefa has finalised a host of media-rights deals for its national-team properties around the world as the start of its new cycle draws near.

The added content provided by the Nations League will push the value of Uefa national-team rights in Greece up by more than 30 per cent from 2018-19, TV Sports Markets understands.

Despite the addition of Nations League content, the value of Uefa national team rights is set to decline by about 18 per cent in Ukraine from 2018-19.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote’s new deal with Uefa will significantly increase the number of national team matches it can broadcast at no extra cost.

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has bounced back from losing out on rights to this summer’s Fifa World Cup by agreeing three important football deals.

Uefa has earned a significant increase in the value of its national team rights across Eastern Europe, justifying its decision to sell market-by-market in the region.

Pay-television broadcaster Astro is close to renewing its deal for Uefa national team rights in Malaysia, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa has earned a healthy increase in the value of its national team rights in a new deal covering Indonesia with the IMG agency.

Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE’s aggressive move to acquire all Spanish national team matches at the end of last month is evidence the country’s advertising market recovering from its 2013 low.

Uefa secured increases for various national-team media rights in recent deals covering France, Ireland and Romania.

Uefa has earned increases of at least 50 per cent in Finland and the Netherlands from recent sales of its national team rights.