Amazon has made its first sports acquisition in the Italian market. The parcels to entertainment company has picked up rights to the Champions League.
Eleven has renewed its UEFA Champions League rights in Portugal for three additional seasons until 2023/24.
Amazon is on the verge of securing one of the rights packages to the Champions League in History.
Amazon has acquired part of the UEFA Champions League rights from the 2021/22 season for Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
The rights to screen the Champions League in France from 2021 to 2024 will be split between Canal+ and beIN Sports.
BT Sport is facing stiff competition to hold onto its exclusive Champions League rights with ITV and Sky both expected to table bids ahead of Monday’s deadline.
Free to air coverage of the Champions League in Italy will be broadcast by Mediaset after a Milan court rejected a second appeal from public broadcaster RAI.
Mediaset is on the brink of signing a deal with Sky Italia to broadcast selected matches from the Champions League for the next two seasons.
Following the news that nearly five million illegal streamers were detected during Champions League knockout stages, Irdeto is now able to reveal data on piracy activity around the UEFA Champions League final.
Virgin Media Ireland, TV3 and RTE have between them secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches for the next three years.