UPC Polska gets access to Uefa club competitions in Polsat deal
UPC Polska, Poland’s largest cable operator, has made European soccer’s Uefa Champions League and Europa League available to its subscribers by adding several television channels from Polsat, the terrestrial and satellite television operator, to its platform.
Polsat Sport Premium 1, Polsat Sport Premium 2 and the four Polsat Sport Premium PPV channels (3-6) will be offering extensive coverage of the two club competitions from this season onwards.
This week's deal means the channels can be viewed in high-definition on the UPC Polska platform, and on the mobile TV service Horizon Go.
Polsat won the rights to the Champions League and Europa League in Poland from 2018-19 to 2020-21 in a deal in June 2017.
UPC Polska is owned by Liberty Global, the US media giant, and has about 1 million digital TV subscribers.
Robert Redeleanu, the chief executive of UPC Polska, said: “Thanks to our cooperation with Polsat, UPC customers will be able to watch the matches of the Champions League and the Europa League live in very good transmission quality for the next three years.
“It will be a perfect complement to the attractive set of sports events available at UPC, such as Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga. This is yet more proof of our commitment to providing high-quality content that strengthens our best brand on the Polish market in the field of internet and TV.”
The Champions League play-off round takes place over the next two weeks, ahead of the start of the group stage on 18 and 19 September.
However, there will be no Polish involvement after Ekstraklasa champions Legia Warsaw failed to progress beyond the second qualifying round.