Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) announced the acquisition of exclusive television and digital rights for UEFA Euro 2020 and inaugural UEFA Nations League football tournaments.
The UEFA Nations League has been created for the 55-member nations of UEFA, the European governing body of football. This will largely replace international friendlies in Europe. The inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League is set to kick off this week.
With the acquisition, SPN has become the official broadcaster of eight premier international football properties in the Indian subcontinent including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Super Cup, and the FA Cup.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer Distribution and Head of Sports, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “Our objective is to bring the best footballing action from around the world making the sports channels of SPN the premier destination for all sports fans. We are delighted to acquire the rights for the UEFA Nations League and UEFA EURO 2020.”
All the action will also be available for exclusive live-streaming on SPN’s OTT platform SonyLIV.
While the World Cup and the EURO championship will take place in every alternate even-year, the UEFA Nations League will take place every odd-year.
The 16th edition of UEFA EURO 2020 is not going to be hosted by one country but rather spread out across the whole continent. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the tournament, a total of 12 cities in 12 different countries will host matches. The Euro 2020 will run from June 12 to July 12 in 2020 and will feature 24 teams.