ITV secures Champions League and Europa highlights until 2018

ITV has landed a new deal with UEFA today to show highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches until 2018.

ITV secures Champions League and Europa highlights until 2018

The move ensures some European television coverage will still be available for free to British TV viewers after newcomer BT Sport secured all the 350 live match rights for Champions League and Europa for nearly £900 million last week.

The ITV highlights deal guarantees coverage of the two competitions on free-to-air television for three years starting from the 2015/2016 season.

Each week during the competitions, ITV will show highlights programmes covering all of the week's Champions League games on Wednesday nights and on Thursday nights for the Europa League.

ITV will also show highlights of both finals and the UEFA Super Cup, as part of the deal. Highlights from both competitions will be made available on itv.com and on mobile.

Niall Sloane, director of sport at ITV, said: "We are happy to have secured these highlights packages and to be able to bring them to a significant free-to-air viewership.

"ITV continues to show live coverage and highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches until 2015. It is the exclusive broadcaster of all England's international World Cup and European Championship qualifying matches and friendlies until 2018. lTV also shows the FA Cup until the end of the 2013/2014 season."

Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Stop and stare at what these nine brands did for the eclipse

You don't have to shield your eyes from social media during an eclipse - brands from DoubleTree by Hilton to Pizza Hut have found creative ways to capitalise on the total solar eclipse.

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).