AMC inks key football rights deals

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI-CNE) has reached agreements with UEFA and Serie A which will significantly change the programme structure of the channels Sport1 and Sport2 in Hungary from the 2021-22 season.

The Champions League will return to the two channels for the first time since 2018, while in order to acquire the rights to Serie A Sport TV has relinquished those to Germany’s Bundesliga.

Commenting on the two deals, Pál Máté, Sport TV’s programme director, said: “It’s an endless joy that the top series in football, the Champions League, which puts all the football lovers in the world in front of the TVs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, is now coming back to us. We are also very proud that after a missed 12 years, the most passionate league, Serie A, will also return to our channels.

“We hope that the Italian league will nail even more spectators than the Bundesliga, if only because Serie A is one of the most exciting top leagues in Europe in the current state of power”.

Sport TV has also secured the rights to several other competitions including an extension to the NBA.