Dutch commercial broadcaster Veronica has retained rights to the Uefa Champions League for a further three years.
The agreement will see Veronica continue to cover European club soccer’s premier competition in the Netherlands from next season until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
According to the Marketing Tribune news platform, the contract is worth less than the range of between €17 million (US$20 million) and €25 million (US$29 million) per season under the previous agreement, given that Dutch teams will not qualify automatically for the tournament from next season, with champions PSV Eindhoven set to enter the competition in the play-off round.
The report in the Marketing Tribune added that media company RTL is favourite to acquire Dutch rights to the Uefa Europa League, the secondary club competition in Europe.
This year’s Champions League final takes place in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday, which will see English giants Liverpool try to stop Real Madrid of Spain from winning the tournament for a third consecutive season.