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Stan Sport acquires UEFA Champions League broadcast rights in Australia

Australian streaming service Stan Sport has reached an settlement with UEFA for the broadcasting rights Champions League in Australia for the subsequent three years. Other than Champions League soccer, the streaming platform may also telecast UEFA Europa League and the inaugural season of UEFA Conference League. 

Stan Sport is owned by Australia’s Nine Entertainment. The take care of UEFA will come into impact with 2021/22 UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Villarreal on August 12. It will come to an finish with the Champions League last in 2023/24.

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA advertising director, mentioned, “Stan has strong ambitions in the world of sport, and as a sports-loving nation, Australian football fans will benefit from Stan’s world-class broadcast and production capabilities throughout the 2021-24 cycle.”

After Sport Flick did not show the monetary backing to UEFA since that they had a bid accepted, Stan Sport was awarded broadcast rights. Stan Sport had the second highest bid when UEFA had launched the tender.

Earlier this month, Stan Sport added rugby union crew British and Irish Lions to its sponsorship portfolio and can broadcast their matches in opposition to South Africa. Apart from this deal, worldwide leagues, together with the Korean Okay League, the Chinese Super League, Austrian Bundesliga and Women’s UEFA Champions League are additionally broadcasted by Stan Sport in Australia.

Previously, streaming platform Optus had the rights for the Champions League in Australia. After shedding the UEFA membership competitors rights they acquired the broadcasting rights English Women’s Super League and the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. The streaming service already has the English Premier League in its portfolio and is already streaming the UEFA Euro 2020 and Copa America. Martin Kugelar, appearing chief govt of Stan Sport insisted that the take care of UEFA is a strategic alternative and can proceed to momentum for Stan Sport.

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