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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.

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom has finalised its acquisition rights of exclusive broadcast rights to all 51 matches from the 2024 Uefa European Championship

The European Broadcasting Union has acquired rights to the Women’s Euro 21 tournament as well as various Youth and futsal competitions until the end of the 2021-22 season, SportBusiness Media understands.

Fifa has appointed CAA Eleven’s Jean-Christophe Petit as its new director of media rights, following Josh Smith’s recent move to become global head of media sales at the Premier League.

Commercial free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus have secured the rights in France to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship as the property enjoys a healthy i…

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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.

Uefa will earn just under €3.5m for national team rights from 2018-19 to 2021-22 in Iceland RÚV will pay about €850,000 for rights to 24 first- and second-party Iceland matches 365 will pay €2.6m for

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG renewed rights to Uefa national team competitions late last month despite facing a rare challenge for premium sport from rival free-to-air broadcasters.

Uefa’s change in format and centralisation of all national team rights from 2018-19 onward has helped European football’s governing body increase the value of its rights in the UK by about 84 per cent.

Uefa took advantage of strong broadcaster interest in Belgium, driven by the success of the national team, to secure an increase in the value of its national team rights package last month.

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS has agreed to pay an increase of just over eight per cent for rights to Euro 2020, compared to Euro 2016.