The contract with European football association UEFA runs for three years (until May 2024) and comprises the exclusive broadcasting rights to both competitions for the two free-TV channels RTL and Nitro as well as streaming service TVNow.
UEFA had jointly tendered the UEFA Europa League and the newly created UEFA Europa Conference League. In the bidding process, RTL was able to secure all three rights packages and thus exclusive access to the total of 282 matches of the two competitions per season. The contract includes both free-TV and pay-TV rights.
The current UEFA Europa League rights holder DAZN, which has the pay-TV rights and shows a large proportion of the matches, will be left empty-handed.