Uefa

Uefa has unveiled plans to centralise all media rights from the group stage onwards in a revamped Women’s Champions League from the 2021-22 season onwards.

The award of Uefa Champions League broadcast rights to French pay-TV broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports for the 2021-24 cycle has come under severe criticism from Jaume Roures, chief executive of…

The invitation to tender process for broadcast rights in France to the Uefa Champions League, Europa League and new-third tier Europa Conference League during the three-season cycle from 2021-22 to 2023-24…

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have jointly acquired free-to-air rights in the country to selected matches from next summer’s Euro 2020 football championship.

European football’s governing body Uefa has said it is exploring the possibility of using its OTT streaming platform to broadcast the Champions League and Europa League club competitions in certain markets.

UK telco BT has retained exclusive, multi-platform rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League for the 2021-24 cycle, it said Friday

CBS has won the English-language rights to the Uefa Champions League in the United States from the 2021-22 season through 2023-24 in a surprise development, according to multiple reports in the US.

An invitation to submit offers has been launched in Russia for broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League, the Europa League and the new third-tier Europa Conference League covering the 2021-22 to 2023-24…

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.

TF1 and M6’s joint acquisition of Euro 2020 free-to-air rights was struck at a similar per-match fee as the one they paid for the last comparable edition of the tournament, in 2012.

There are two truisms in the sale of sports media rights which at first glance appear difficult to reconcile. One is that every market has a unique set of characteristics and the value earned is contingent upon those characteristics at the moment the rights are sold. The other is that the early deals in a market-by-market sales cycle create a psychological benchmark which affects how sales in the following markets play out.

Mediapro’s accusation of impropriety in the Uefa Champions League tender process in France has cast a cloud over a record rights-fee outcome for Uefa in the country. But the agency’s threat to take Uefa to court may not be credible, industry experts told SportBusiness Media.
USA

Competition to create effective digital offerings in the US drove a hike in value for Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle. CBS overcame strong opposition to surprise the market in acquiring English-language rights, while Univision renewed its high-performing Spanish-language rights.

European football’s governing body Uefa has appointed the IMG agency to produce a preview package of programming for its Euro 2020 national team tournament.

Second-round bids from French broadcasters for rights to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship are expected to more than double the rights fee currently generated by the property.

German telco Deutsche Telekom has reportedly acquired all rights to the 2024 Uefa European Championship, displacing long-term media partners for the tournament public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF

Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara

StarTimes has taken up the Uefa national-team competition rights vacated by the demise of Kwesé TV.

Uefa and Team Marketing are close to finding a new home for the Champions League and Europa League in Indonesia

The multi-billion dollar global media-rights landscape around Uefa’s Champions League and Europa League is analysed in forensic detail in an essential new report from SportBusiness Consulting, which w…

Hispanic media company Univision Communications' rebranding of its sports operations to TUDN is an attempt to make its presence in the United States and Mexico greater than the sum of its parts, its president…

UK public broadcaster the BBC has acquired exclusive rights to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship, which will be held in England.

Bundesliga International's head of global audiovisual rights has poured cold water on suggestions planned reforms of European club football competitions would unlock €1.3bn in additional revenues.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reached an agreement with Uefa to distribute its top-tier women’s competition via the body’s new OTT platform, Uefa.tv. Uefa.tv

European football’s governing body Uefa launched on Thursday a free-to-air OTT streaming platform to show live and on-demand video content from various competitions, including national leagues, with t…

European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli has accused Europe’s top 5 leagues of ‘protectionism’ in opposing plans to reform Uefa club competitions (UCC) post-2024 and disputed suggestions that …

European football’s governing body Uefa said on Friday that an invitation to tender for the media rights to Euro 2024 in its host country of Germany will be launched on June 11.

For first time ever, the Uefa Women's Champions League Final will be aired live in the United States

Pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights in Portugal to all matches from the 2020 Uefa European Championship and will now seek to find a free-to-air partner for Portugal national team matches

Uefa president Aleksander Čeferin has announced that European football’s governing body will launch its own OTT platform later this year.

Fifa, along with a group of continental governing bodies and European leagues, has today (Tuesday) issued its latest statement hitting out at the activities of pirate channel beoutQ

Japanese pay-television operator Wowow has retained rights to the Uefa European Championship by agreeing a deal for the 2020 edition of the national team football tournament

African broadcaster Kwesé TV will begin shutting down its pay-television sports and entertainment channels after a torrid 18 months littered with missed payments and cancelled deals.

Israeli public-service broadcaster Kan is hoping negotiations with CAA Eleven over Uefa national-team rights will conclude soon, with reports in Israel suggesting the broadcaster is willing to walk away…

Singapore telcos StarHub and Singtel have signed carriage deals with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports for coverage of the Uefa Champions League and Europa League

After a summer of aggressive sports rights acquisitions, Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has bolstered its content in Denmark, picking up rights to Euro 2020

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro has completed a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in the 2018-19 season, just hours before the competition is set to kick off.