Proximus and RTL extend Uefa Champions League deals in Belgium

Both channels will carry European soccer’s premier club tournament until 2021.

Proximus and RTL extend Uefa Champions League deals in Belgium

Pay-TV broadcaster Proximus and free-to-air channel RTL have renewed their deals for the broadcasting rights in Belgium to the Uefa Champions League for the next three European soccer seasons.

RTL will continue to show live coverage and highlights packages from European soccer’s premier club competition across its linear and digital platforms. The commercial broadcaster did, however, confirm that it would not be submitting a bid to retain rights for the second-tier Uefa Europa League.

Proximus subscribers will be able to watch every fixture of the continental cup competition while its Multi Live service will give them the opportunity to watch matches simultaneously.

In the 2017/18 Champions League, Belgian First Division A champions Anderlecht were drawn in Group B, which contained European soccer heavyweights Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic. Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side finished bottom of the mini-league after losing all but one of their six games.