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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 Ekstraklasa, the top tier of club football in Poland, has signed a new rights deal in the Balkan region with pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport

The Polish Ekstraklasa has made its international broadcast rights in selected markets available on Content Arena, the online media rights trading platform, as its seeks to boost its worldwide distribution

The Polish Ekstraklasa has initiated a request for proposal process for the service provider for its OTT subscription streaming platform, Ekstraklasa.TV, from 2021-22 onwards

IMG Arena, the sports betting arm of the IMG agency, has renewed its international betting streaming rights to Poland’s Ekstraklasa for four more seasons.

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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.