Madrid-based telecommunications giant Telefónica has secured exclusive rights in Spain to the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League European club soccer competitions for the 2021/22 to 2023/24 rights cycle for a reported €975 million deal.
Telefónica (Movistar+) has reached a major agreement with UEFA for the broadcasting of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League until the 2023/2024 season.
The agreement guarantees Telefónica (Movistar+) all broadcasting rights to the main European competitions for all its customers, both in residential and HORECAS (hotels, restaurants, cafés, public premises, etc.) formats in the territories of Spain and Andorra.
Along with the two big competitions at European level, it will be possible to enjoy a major event like the UEFA Super Cup, with the two winners competing at continental level. Movitstar subscribers can also watch the matches of the UEFA Youth League.
This agreement reinforces the platform’s commitment to soccer as the main axis of its sports content. It is now 30 years of commitment in which Movistar+ has fought to raise this sport to a new category beyond broadcasting, putting special focus on production, technology and innovation, reads a Telefonica Press statement.
“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. A specialized team, the quality of everything surrounding the competition and differential production values are our hallmark,” stated Emilio Gayo, Executive President of Telefónica España. “With Movistar, our client will always have the best sport and the latest technology to guarantee an added value entertainment experience, beyond the broadcasts”.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, added: “UEFA is delighted to be continuing the distribution of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Youth League in Spain with Telefónica, as well as the new European club competition, the UEFA Europa Conference League. This partnership ensures the competitions will continue to receive comprehensive exposure, through the delivery of innovative coverage to football fans in Spain.”