The broadcast rights to Uefa’s major European club soccer tournaments have been awarded in Poland and Switzerland.
Starting from the 2018/19 season, Polish broadcaster Polsat will hold the rights to both the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League for three years. The deal features a total of 1,029 matches, and covers all platforms of distribution across television, internet and mobile devices.
Meanwhile, Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub has secured the rights to the same competitions for three seasons, and will also begin its live coverage in 2018/19, televising the tournaments until the end of the 2020/21 campaign. The company will also make selected games - including the final - available on its new free-to-air channel Teleclub Zoom, which is set to launch on 22nd July.
The agreement was made between the network’s parent company CT Cinetrade and the Team Marketing agency which sells TV rights on Uefa’s behalf.
The Uefa Champions League is European soccer’s flagship club competition, and the 2016/17 edition was won by Spanish giant Real Madrid, who secured the title for a 12th time. The second-tier Uefa Europa League was won by English soccer club Manchester United.