Telefónica goes direct with new Spanish TV deal for UEFA club comps

July 6 – Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica has signed an exclusive broadcast rights deal for UEFA’s flagship club competitions for the 2021-24 cycle covering the Spanish territory. 

Through the agreement Movistar+ media platforms will retain the right to broadcast both the Champions League and the Europa League. Reportedly worth €360 million, the rights package includes the UEFA Youth League and the new UEFA Europa Conference League.

The new deal sees Telefonica become a direct broadcast partner of the European governing body having previously sub-licensed the rights from Mediapro.

“This agreement with UEFA is an important step in Movistar’s strategy linked to the world of sport. Our Movistar+ platform continues to work after three decades to continue making football accessible in our country,” said executive president of Telefónica España Emilio Gayo.

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