European football association UEFA is to launch its own OTT TV service.
Media Group Ukraine’s TV channels Futbol 1 and Futbol 2, along with the country’s leading cable operator Volia, have been awarded the broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for three seasons beginning 2018/19.
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.
The games of the UEFA Europa League will continue to be shown on free-to-air TV in Austria.
Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub will show all games of the Champions League and the Europa League live from the 2018/19 season.
For the first time in the history of the UEFA Champions League, all games will be shown exclusively on pay-TV in Germany and Austria from the 2018/19 season to the 2020/21 season.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will show the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus Turin in Virtual Reality (VR) in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe on June 3, 2017.
ARD and ZDF will be able to show all games of the European Football Championship 2020 live following an agreement reached by the German public broadcasters’ sports rights agency SportA with European football association UEFA.
ESPN has reached an agreement with UEFA for the rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 and all UEFA national team matches between 2018 and 2022.
SEE TWO INFOGRAPHICS. TV broadcasters around Europe are celebrating outstanding viewing figures during the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.