TV channels Football 1 / Football 2 and VOLIA obtained the official rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in2018-2021
TV channels Football 1 / Football 2 and VOLIA obtained the official status and broadcast rights for all the matches of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons. The Mediasat was reported on it by the operator’s press office.
“We are happy to sign an agreement in Ukraine with VOLIA and Media Group Ukraine (channels Football 1 / Football 2) to grant them the rights for broadcasting all the matches of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in 2018-2021. This is an evidence of the durable relationship between UEFA and Media Group Ukraine in Ukraine, as well as a significant VOLIA’s move forward due to buying football content. We are looking forward to our partners’ presenting club competitions under the aegis of UEFA to the raging passionate market, proved by the successful 2018 UEFA Champions League Final hosted by Kyiv”, as remarked by Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director at UEFA.
The new partnership format marks a milestone in the development of the domestic market of premium pay-per-view content. All over the world, the production of sports TV content is becoming more complex and technological product, which requires official broadcasters’ important investment.
“These are combined efforts and expertise of the only Ukrainian PPV sports TV channels Football 1 / Football 2 and the largest telecom provider VOLIA that will allow Ukrainian fans to enjoy the next three seasons of spectacular European football. The major club tournaments of the planet will be available in Ukraine in the highest quality and under adequate conditions”, as Alexander Denisov, Director of the TV channels Football 1 and Football 2.
Thanks to the partnership of Football 1 / Football 2 with the telecom company VOLIA, the audience of some 15 million households will be able to watch live broadcasts of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches for the next three years.
“Our joint victory in the tender is a strategically important step for VOLA as the digital entertainment market leader. The common right to broadcast premium sports content is an input on the development of PPV-TV and sports marketing in Ukraine. This provides us with an opportunity to offer digital interactive services, high-speed Internet, and exclusive film channels, as well as innovative sports products to the Ukrainian consumer. We are honored to be aware that UEFA also treats us as a reliable partner in Ukraine”, as resumed by George Zhemberi, CEO of VOLIA.