In a statement, the platform says the rights are part of Canal+ Group’s international development strategy and will help it consolidate its leading position in the markets where it has owned Skylink’s DTH and IPTV service since 2019.
Commenting on the development, Jaromir Glisnik, member of the board at Canal+ Luxembourg/Skylink, said: “We are pleased to bring the Premier League, one of most prestigious sports competitions, to the clients of Skylink – the leading Czecho-Slovak media service. This is part of our future strategy to propose the best content and services for our customers, especially in terms of sports, movies and series”.
Paul Molnar, chief media officer at the Premier League, added: ““The Premier League is delighted to continue our outstanding partnership with Canal+ in France and to extend our longstanding collaboration in two new markets Czech Republic and Slovakia through Skylink. Canal+ has consistently delivered market-leading sports coverage and Premier League fans can look forward to more matches being made available live in these territories through to season 2024/25”.
Broadband TV News notes that although Canal+ obtained rights to the Premier League in France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it lost out to NENT Group in Poland, where the competition will be shown on Viaplay, due to launch in the country on August 3.