Continuing with the sales in Asia, UEFA announced today that a deal with Eurosport has been concluded for the 2015 –18 cycle of the UEFA Champions League media rights in Singapore.
Eurosport will ensure coverage of the UEFA Champions League throughout the territory, with the Eurosport channel broadcasting one live match on a Tuesday and one live game on a Wednesday, followed by highlights on both matchnights. Consistent with UEFA's platform-neutral approach, all remaining fixtures will be exploited via Eurosport's digital platforms.
Commenting on the award of these UEFA Champions League media rights, Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA marketing director, said: "UEFA is delighted to announce that Eurosport will be the new home of the UEFA Champions League in Singapore for the 2015–18 cycle. Eurosport is committed to delivering strong coverage of the competition, guaranteeing fans throughout the territory have access to the UEFA Champions League."
UEFA would like to thank incumbent rights holder Singtel for its continued contribution to the competition in Singapore.
Media rights tender to be launched in Italy and Germany for UEFA EURO 2016 and UEFA EURO 2020 respectively.
UEFA wishes to notify interested parties of the launch of the sales process for the media rights to UEFA EURO 2016 for exploitation in the territory of Italy. The sales process will be effected initially by means of an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) process, starting Monday 13 April 2015, under which qualified media content distributors will be invited to submit offers for the available rights prior to the bid submission deadline on Tuesday 12 May, 12.00CET.
UEFA wishes to notify interested parties of the launch of the sales process for the media rights to UEFA EURO 2020 for exploitation in the territory of Germany. The sales process will be effected initially by means of an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) process, starting Tuesday 14 April 2015, under which qualified media content distributors will be invited to submit offers for the available rights prior to the bid submission deadline on Wednesday 13 May, 12.00CET.
Both sales processes will be administered by CAA Eleven Sàrl, UEFA’s exclusive marketing agency for the exploitation of certain media and commercial rights relating to its national team competitions. All enquiries in respect of the acquisition of the above rights should therefore be directed to CAA Eleven Sàrl by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates on the progress of these sales processes will be provided on UEFA.org.
UEFA is pleased to announce UEFA EURO 2016 broadcast deals for Denmark - where DR and TV2 will cover the tournament - and for Iceland, where Skjarinn will broadcast UEFA EURO 2016.
DR and TV2 will share the right to transmit UEFA EURO 2016 in Denmark, showing each of the 51 matches on a live basis and providing additional tournament coverage through magazine and daily highlights packages.
As a newcomer to the UEFA broadcaster family, Icelandic operator Skjarinn will also screen all UEFA EURO 2016 games live and offer additional coverage of the championship through daily highlights and magazine programmes.
In line with UEFA's platform-neutral approach, all matches will also be available via the respective broadcasters' websites and mobile applications.
UEFA has reached an agreement with Česká Televize for the broadcasting rights for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic. Česká Televize will guarantee extensive live coverage of the tournament as well as comprehensive highlights in the host nation.
An agreement has also been struck for the broadcast rights in Slovakia, with TV JOJ acquiring the exclusive rights to show the tournament across its television, internet and mobile platforms. The Czech Republic will be the host country for the 20th edition of the U21 championship, which takes place between 17 and 30 June 2015.
In addition, UEFA will launch a tender process for U21 finals broadcast rights in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden on 25 November, with a deadline to receive offers of 11 December. This tender process will be managed by CAA Eleven, UEFA's exclusive marketing agency for its national team competitions. In all other territories, including the other participating countries, the rights will be presented in due course.
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UEFA is pleased to announce that FDJ (Française des Jeux) has become the first partner to join the family of UEFA EURO 2016 national sponsors. This partnership concerns the FDJ brand and its lottery activities.
UEFA has announced that tender processes will be launched shortly for media rights to UEFA EURO 2016 in several European countries.
Hamburg-based SPORTFIVE has been appointed as the exclusive sales agency for UEFA EURO 2016 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
European Qualifiers media rights deals have been announced in Finland, France, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova, as well as territories in Asia, Africa and Oceania.
UEFA is pleased to confirm that it has concluded a media rights agreement with the Spanish state broadcaster RTVE in respect of the European Qualifiers for the UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. Each Spanish national team qualification match for UEFA EURO 2016 and for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be shown on RTVE’s leading free-to-air channel, La 1.