NC Plus (Poland)
Eleven Sports last month acquired the remaining package of German Bundesliga rights in Poland, ensuring its control over the league’s coverage in the country.
NC Plus has renewed its rights to the three most important speedway properties in Poland – the Speedway World Cup, Speedway Grand Prix and the Polish Ekstraliga – but will share the Ekstraliga with Eleven Sports Network from 2019.
England’s Premier League has almost doubled its income in recently-agreed deals covering 11 territories across Europe.
The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.
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.
Media rights income for Euroleague basketball is likely to be about the same in the 2014-15 season as it was last season, partly due to difficulties in Russia, one of the sport’s key markets.
Uefa was able to secure a modest increase in rights fee for the Champions League from Polish pay-television broadcaster NC Plus in its renewal last month, despite there being no rival bids.
MP & Silva brings handball Champions League rights sales to a close with new deals