Sky Sports Awarded Rights to Screen UEFA Euro 2016 & FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Tue 14th May 2013 | Television & Broadcasting
Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to Home Nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The new agreement with UEFA provides Sky Sports with coverage of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, together with and all other UEFA member associations, between 2014 – 2017.
The deal comprises:
- ENGLAND – Highlights of every England qualifying match for both tournaments and live away matches should England play other Home Nations.
- SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – All matches home and away exclusively live in the UK during qualification for both tournaments.
- UP TO 500 MATCHES – Starting with UEFA EURO 2016 qualification fixtures in September 2014, Sky Sports will show up to 500 international competitive matches over three years.
Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: “Both the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup are football’s most important international tournaments and this deal offers Sky Sports viewers the complete qualification story. We’ve been broadcasting international football since the beginning of Sky Sports and this deal means our viewers can enjoy watching some of the best players and nations over the next four years.
“There has never been a better time to be a Sky Sports subscriber, with an unrivalled breadth of sport offered across six different channels. This year our viewers can enjoy The British & Irish Lions Tour, back-to-back Ashes Series, the ICC Champions Trophy, every race live in the F1 season, Super League, US Open & US PGA Golf, Andy Murray defending his US Open title and of course our biggest ever season of football.”
Sky Sports has also won the rights to broadcast all 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches exclusively live, adding to this summer’s exciting schedule of sport. The tournament, which features Europe’s brightest young stars from England and seven other nations, kicks off on 5 June. Taking place in Israel, coverage will include all group matches, both semi-finals the Final on 18 June.
The wider football schedule on Sky Sports includes 116 fixtures from the Barclays Premier League as well as over 120 UEFA Champions League fixtures, 75 npower Football League fixtures, the Capital One Cup, over 100 fixtures from La Liga, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, William Hill Scottish Cup and much more.
Posted by: Aaron Gourley
To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 11th Feb 2015 | Television & Broadcasting
Sky and BT have between them paid more than £5.1bn for the next round of Premier League TV rights. Concluding the sales process for the seven live broadcasting packages for the three seasons...
Fri 30th Jan 2015 | Television & Broadcasting
On Saturday, Stamford Bridge will play host to record number of broadcasters attending a Barclays Premier League match The action on the pitch between Chelsea and Manchester City will be made...
Tue 18th Nov 2014 | Television & Broadcasting
The way in which the Premier League’s multi-billion pound UK TV rights are sold is being investigated by Ofcom following a complaint lodged by Virgin Media. The investigation into how the...
Thu 9th Oct 2014 | Television & Broadcasting
Eurosport has acquired the pan-European rights* to the first edition of the Indian Super League of football and will broadcast live 16 matches of the opening season between October 12 and December 20...