Uefa has earned an increase of about 40 per cent in the value of its Europa League rights in Israel following a renewal with Charlton.
The Sports Channel has renewed a host of rights in recent weeks as it seeks to solidify its position in the Israeli broadcast market.
The threat of an OTT player entering the local television market helped Israel’s Premier League to a 198-per-cent increase in the value of its media rights last month.
Israel’s Premier League is targeting an increase of at least 29 per cent in the value of its domestic media rights, with three packages of rights on the market.
The European Broadcasting Union is in advanced stages of negotiations with Uefa over a deal for Euro 2016 football rights in 27 territories, TV Sports Markets understands.
English Premier League considers launching own channel in only two territories without a deal.