As a result, the channels O2 TV Sport and O2 TV Football will air at least 105 live matches per season, starting 2018/19, until at least 2022.
Commenting on the development, Anna Lenerová, head of content, O2 TV, said: “In many respects, we’re at the ‘halftime’ mark for O2 TV, as this year we’ve already managed to win exclusive rights to the Champions League, we will have a significant share of the ice hockey Extralig and the cherry on top now are complete rights to the Czech First League football. We are confirming our goal to broadcast exclusively the most attractive and most watched content, and we are confident that the most popular O2 TV competition has yet to come, as we will have the Champions League until 2021, the ice hockey Extralig until 2023, the basketball Euroliga until 2021, and a new football league contract until the 2021/2022 season”.
Marek Kindernay, MD of O2 TV Sport, added: “Thanks to multidimension, which will allow viewers to watch matches on up to four devices, they will miss no match of any club. Every round, O2 TV will air up to four games at a time in the best broadcasting quality. Another four other matches, which we also broadcast on O2 TV multidimensional, will be in so-called streaming quality.”
Starting from the 2018/19 season, the Tracab system will be available for live streaming. This will allow viewers to access real-time statistics of teams and players in real time.
O2 TV is operated by the Czech incumbent and has 265,000 active set-top boxes. Over 350,000 viewers now watch O2 TV via the web or online application.