Telefonica acquires Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup rights

Thursday 24 April 2014 | 08:59 CET | News
Telefonica has reached a four-year deal with UEFA to exclusively broadcast on Movistar TV the 546 official matches between European teams in the qualifying stages for the UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA 2018 World Cup tournaments. The matches will be aired from September on a Movistar TV channel dedicated exclusively to international football, allowing fans to follow all the European teams through the qualifying stages for the final stages of the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup to be held in France and Russia respectively. The matches of the Spanish national team will be broadcast live on free to air

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Movistar / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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