Digiturk Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights in Turkey
Digiturk Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights in Turkey for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
Digiturk, the leading Turkish satellite television provider that is part of the global sports and entertainment group, beIN MEDIA GROUP, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in Turkey for the next three years, beginning with the 2018-2019 season.
This agreement further enhances Digiturk’s premium and unparalleled collection of football programming which includes the exclusive rights in Turkey to the main local leagues SPOR TOTO Super League, SPOR TOTO 1 League; together with the English Premier League*, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Brazilian Série A. By subscribing to Digiturk, fans in Turkey can now, for the fırst tıme, receive access to a comprehensive range of top-level European football through one single provider.
Following this latest major rights deal for the broadcaster, Digiturk CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly, said:
“We are delighted to welcome the most prestigious competitions in club football to our portfolio of sports programming, complementing other recent agreements reached with LaLiga and Serie A. Turkish football fans now have to look no further than Digiturk to watch the world’s best players compete week in, week out. Thanks to our close association with beIN MEDIA GROUP, subscribers also benefit from their high tech broadcasts and on demand technologies, getting viewers closer to the action than ever before. This is fantastic news for sports, and particularly football, fans in Turkey.”
All Digiturk subscribers who have contracts for the “Star of Sports” package will be able to watch UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches free of charge during the 2018-2019 season. New subscribers who sign up before the end of the year to the “Star of Sports” package will be able to watch the 2018-19 edition of the competitions without any additional payment required.
Digiturk was acquired by beIN MEDIA GROUP in 2016. beIN MEDIA GROUP is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment groups, holding the rights to major sports leagues and competitions across MENA, Turkey, France, Spain, the USA, Canada, and the APAC region; while also being a major player in entertainment through its MIRAMAX film studio and pioneering partnerships with other leading entertainment groups such as BBC Studios, DreamWorks and Warner Bros.
*English Premier League matches are broadcast together by Digiturk’s beIN SPORTS channels and S Sport TV in Turkey.