UEFA launches commercial processes for Video games
UEFA has the pleasure to announce that it is inviting proposals for a number of categories in the video games sector, including the official simulation game, for its Club competitions and National Team competitions (as defined below). Proposals are invited from suitably qualified suppliers in the following areas:
• Official football simulation game and associated Esports rights
• Official football management games
• Football related casual games and associated Esports rights
UEFA has appointed TEAM Marketing AG as its exclusive marketing agency for the exploitation of certain media and commercial rights relating to the Club Competitions, and CAA Eleven Sàrl as its exclusive marketing agency responsible for the exploitation of certain media and commercial rights relating to the National Team Competitions. The agencies are responsible, on behalf of UEFA, for overseeing the request for proposals (“RFP”) process with regards to their respective competitions, and will be the point of contact for all participants in relation to all requests for further information, comments, questions and submissions, and in relation to any subsequent contractual negotiations.
The respective rights will apply for the 2018 – 2021 cycle (Club Competitions) and 2018 – 2022 cycle (National Team Competitions).
The UEFA Club Competitions are:
• UEFA Champions League
• UEFA Europa League
• UEFA Super Cup
• UEFA Women’s Champions League
• UEFA Youth League
• UEFA Futsal Cup
The UEFA National Team Competitions are:
• UEFA European Football Championship 2020
• UEFA Nations League Final Four 2019 and 2021
• UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2019 and 2021
• UEFA European Futsal Championship 2018, 2020 and 2022
Separate RFP processes for both Club Competitions and National Team Competitions will open in April 2017. Suppliers wishing to participate in these RFP processes should send an email by no later than 14 April 2017 to the relevant address stated below.
UEFA National Team Competitions
CONTACT: Lars Bretscher, Licensing and Sponsorship Sales, CAA11
UEFA Club Team Competitions
CONTACT: Daniel Hammond, Senior Licensing and Promotions Manager, TEAM Marketing
In order to participate in the process and receive the sales documentation, prospective suppliers are requested to include the following initial information in their e-mail:
- Company name;
- Major game titles owned by supplier;
- Details of any similar licences held;
- The packages the supplier is interested in bidding for.
UEFA offers companies opportunity to become UEFA Champions League partners
UEFA has announced that it is giving interested parties the opportunity to become commercial partners with the UEFA Champions League in three categories:
•Non-Alcoholic Drinks/Soft Drinks/Snacks
Interested parties should contact TEAM Marketing AG, the agency responsible for the worldwide sales of sponsorship rights for UEFA club competitions on UEFA's behalf, by 14 April.
Announcements regarding the launch of subsequent product categories will follow in due course.
The latest offer comes after UEFA announced that Heineken would continue as UEFA's Beer Partner for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
TEAM Marketing is continuing to offer interested parties the chance to become commercial partners in all product categories with the UEFA Europa League for seasons running from 2018–21.
Contact details for TEAM Marketing:
2018-21 UEFA club competition licensing rights sales
To mark the start of the licensing rights sales process for the 2018-21 UEFA club competitions, UEFA confirms that the sale of licensing rights for the following product categories will begin in February 2017:
In order to receive further information about the individual packages of licensing rights available, interested parties must either send an email to email@example.com, or contact Daniel Hammond, Senior Licensing and Promotions Manager at TEAM Marketing (+41 41 368 1751) no later than Friday, 17 February 2017.
The worldwide sales of all UEFA club competition licensing rights will be carried out by TEAM Marketing AG on UEFA's behalf. Further announcements regarding the launch of subsequent licensing product categories will follow in due course.
UEFA launches tender processes for official matchballs
UEFA is inviting bids for a number of categories in the sports sector for its major competitions, including the official matchball. Offers are invited from suitably qualified suppliers in the following areas:
UEFA EURO 2020 (and various other national team competitions)
UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Futsal Cup finals and UEFA Youth League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA announced today that it has reached an agreement with Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc., for the exclusive Spanish-language rights in the United States to UEFA's national team competitions during the 2018-22 cycle.
Univision Deportes will provide extensive coverage across Univision Network, Unimás, Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and Galavisión, thereby ensuring full access to UEFA's national team competitions for Spanish-speaking football fans.
UEFA National Team Football 2018-22
The UEFA National Team Football 2018–22 package comprises the following competitions:
• two editions of the newly created UEFA Nations League, including the two UEFA Nations League Final Four tournaments which will be played in June 2019 and June 2021
• the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup • other international matches involving the national teams of UEFA's member associations
Univision Deportes will show at least one live match per kick-off slot, with most of these games being aired on Univisión and Unimás.
In addition, Univision Deportes will broadcast a daily highlights programme featuring all the footballing action of that day as well as dedicated magazine shows.
UEFA EURO 2020
UEFA EURO 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the UEFA European Championship, with matches to be played in 13 host cities across Europe. Univision Deportes will screen all games live, complementing its live coverage with magazine shows and daily highlights during the tournament.
In line with UEFA's platform-neutral approach, Spanish-speaking football fans in the United States will also be able to follow all matches included in the agreement on Univision's digital outlets: www.univision.com/deportes and the Univision Deportes application.
Commenting on the agreement, Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said: "Univision Deportes is UEFA's first announced broadcast partner for the complete 2018–22 UEFA national team football portfolio, including the brand-new UEFA Nations League that will start in 2018.
"The agreement also marks the entry of Univision Deportes into the UEFA broadcast family, a great addition for UEFA, but also especially for football fans in the United States. We are convinced that Univision Deportes will be a great partner for UEFA. Undoubtedly, Univision Deportes will raise the profile of UEFA's competitions and deliver great coverage to its viewers, making this partnership a success both on and off air."
UEFA announced today that long-term UEFA partners BBC and ITV have been awarded the media rights in the UK in a combined deal for both UEFA EURO 2016 and UEFA EURO 2020. The two-tournament deal ensures free to air coverage for every match of the respective tournaments.
"We are delighted to reach an agreement with the UK’s leading free to air broadcasters ITV and BBC. Both partners have in-depth experience of broadcasting the UEFA European Football Championship," said Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, when commenting the deal.
He further added that "of course it is great news for English, Welsh and Northern Irish fans, who will be able to follow their respective teams' performance at UEFA EURO 2016 in an unrivalled manner through BBC's and ITV's cutting edge coverage.
"Finally yet importantly, this deal adds to the coverage and in-tournament excitement for UEFA EURO 2020, where the UK will host a total seven matches: four in Glasgow and both semi-finals and the final taking place in London at Wembley. All in all, this is a very positive agreement for all football fans in the UK."
The agreement covers exclusive live and delayed rights across all BBC and ITV platforms, along with magazine and highlights programs. The extensive distribution for each tournament across the BBC’s and ITV’s linear and digital assets means audiences in the UK will have unparalleled access to every match.
UEFA today announced an exclusive agreement with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for the UEFA EURO 2016 broadcasting rights.
The deal covers 26 European territories*/** and per country ensures free-to-air coverage of a minimum of 23 live matches, as well as dedicated magazine-style shows and highlights programmes. In line with UEFA's platform neutral approach, football fans will also be able to enjoy UEFA EURO 2016 via the internet portals and mobile platforms of these official broadcasters as well as via the relevant EBU members' radio stations.
In addition to the TV deal, an agreement was reached beyond the 26 countries for the radio rights of the event, enabling EBU radio members to offer extensive coverage of UEFA EURO 2016 to European listeners.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said: "We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with the EBU and their members with this agreement on UEFA EURO 2016. This deal will provide valuable free-to-air coverage of the tournament across Europe. Having the EBU members on board will help to promote UEFA EURO 2016 in the relevant territories and is highly positive for the development and exposure of European national team football."
* Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
** Rights in Azerbaijan have been awarded for 23 live matches on free-to-air only.
Note to editors:
The agreement was negotiated by CAA Eleven, the marketing agency appointed by UEFA to exclusively commercialise the media and commercial rights for European national team football, including UEFA EURO 2016, the European qualifying matches for UEFA EURO 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship and other national team competitions.
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.