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Marcin Animucki, president of the Ekstraklasa SA board, discusses the leagues latest domestic deals and how it was able to avoid paying rebates for the suspended 2019-20 season.

The Polish Esktraklasa was able to avoid paying domestic rebates for the suspended 2019-20 season by extending its existing deals with pay-television broadcaster Platforma Canal Plus and public-service broadcaster TVP for a further two seasons on unchanged final terms.

The Polish Ekstraklasa has managed to significantly increase the value of its domestic media rights, whilst securing free-to-air coverage in new deals beginning in 2019-20

Polish pay-television operator NC Plus secured live rights to the Ekstraklasa for the next four seasons after submitting a surprisingly high bid for the league’s international rights.

The award of the domestic live rights to Poland’s top football league, the Ekstraklasa, is likely to come down to a straight shootout between the incumbent rights-holder, pay-television platform NC Plus, and Eleven, the new channel operated by Andrea Radrizzani.

The Polish Ekstraklasa has finalised domestic rights deals with pay-television broadcaster Platforma Canal Plus and public-service broadcaster TVP in two-season extensions to the current contracts

The Polish Ekstraklasa is poised to finalise negotiations with its domestic broadcasters to renew the current deals for a further two seasons, covering 2021-22 and 2022-23

Poland’s Ekstraklasa will pay a record high of PLN225m ($58.1m/€50.7m) to its clubs from the league’s centralised media and sponsorship rights in 2019-20. T

Football-focused digital media company Dugout will distribute content from the Ekstraklasa in a deal with the Polish top flight

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The Polish football league, the Ekstraklasa, is to launch a league channel in a joint venture with its media-rights adviser MP & Silva after offers from broadcasters fell below expectations, TV Sports Markets understands.

In appointing the MP & Silva agency as adviser for its domestic and international media rights, in a deal based on a ‘top-up’ guarantee, the Polish football league has ostensibly rejected two other business models. But the choice was about the money rather than the model.