XI Sports activities has acquired the reside and unique rights to all UEFA Champions League and LaLiga Santander matches in Portugal, the place it can now launch.
The agreements for the 2 soccer competitions start firstly of the 2018/19 season and can final for 3 years till the top of the 2020/21 season.
The UEFA Champions League deal covers 138 matches every season from the ultimate qualifying spherical and group stage to the ultimate. It additionally featured the UEFA Tremendous Cup – the annual tie between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
The cope with LaLiga covers each match from Spain’s high flight.
Portugal will change into XI Sports activities’ tenth market and can comply with the current acquisition of LaLiga rights within the UK and Eire. The XI has a profitable partnership with the Spanish league in Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, the place it has held rights since 2015.
Eleven Sports activities will announce particulars within the coming weeks in regards to the modern methods wherein it can bundle and ship the motion to followers in Portugal.
“We’re very proud to have secured the UEFA Champions League and LaLiga rights in Portugal, two of the world’s greatest soccer competitions in a single nation,” mentioned Danny Mencken, Group Managing Director, XI Sports activities.
“As we speak’s information, which marks our entry into one other main European market and our tenth market entry globally, helps drive our momentum to serve devoted sports activities followers in every single place. We work in modern methods. We stay up for serving you thrilling reside soccer that permits followers to have interaction with the motion that features a number of the world’s greatest rivalries, the largest groups and the perfect gamers.”
“Eleven Sports activities is a wonderful associate for LaLiga in varied markets throughout Europe. We’re excited to develop our relationship with XI Sports activities to carry the spectacle of LaLiga Santander to our followers in Portugal,” mentioned LaLiga President Javier Tebas.
UEFA Advertising Director Man-Laurent Epstein mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome XI Sports activities as the published associate of the UEFA Champions League in Portugal for the 2018-21 cycle. XI Sports activities has confirmed to be an bold international broadcaster. And we stay up for thrilling methods to make competitors obtainable to followers within the area.
XI Sports activities already has LaLiga rights within the UK, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg; Serie A in Italy, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Taiwan; Premier League in Taiwan; System One in Poland; UFC in Belgium and Luxembourg; NBA in Belgium, Singapore and Taiwan; and the NFL in Belgium.