Eurosport extends rights of La Vuelta until 2020
DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 29 January 2015
Eurosport is to manage the broadcasting and digital rights of Spanish cycling competition La Vuelta across the 54 European territories the network covers, until 2020.
The deal includes exclusive rights in some key markets such as the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Poland.
The agreement for rights to the third and final grand tour of the cycling season - after the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France - has been renewed following a tender process. The cycling event will be covered live on the Eurosport channel, which is also available on PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV via the Eurosport Player, Eurosport's online subscription service.
For the network, the deal reinforces its status as the home of cycling and a continuation of its coverage of cycling competitions spanning over 40 events every season. Eurosport's cycling portfolio includes the three grand tours and the leading one-day and multi-day stage races, delivering fans around 1,800 hours of TV coverage on both Eurosport and Eurosport 2.
"As we enter the 20th year in our broadcast of La Vuelta a España, I am delighted to extend our long-term partnership with this great property until 2020," said Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO at Eurosport Group. "La Vuelta and cycling are in our DNA and, in 2014, 100 million different European viewers enjoyed the sport on our TV channels. We are pleased to support and contribute to the growth of this premium property across Europe and look forward to bringing all the action and drama to the fans."