Slovak Telekom, DIGI Slovakia, and T-Mobile Czech Republic reached a new strategic agreement with CANAL+. The English Premier League will continue to be shown on the screens of Slovak Telekom, DIGI Slovakia, and T-Mobile Czech Republic via CANAL+ Sport. The most prestigious football league in the world, the English Premier League, and the battles of its 20 participants will continue to be broadcast on the screens of those countries. Starting from August, English football fans will be able to enjoy all 380 matches that will take place during this Premier League season on the new TV channel CANAL+ Sport.
The participating parties agreed on the broadcast rights of the English Premier League for up to three years. Viewers will be able to access a total of more than 1,000 exclusive football broadcasts which will be broadcast on the CANAL+ Sport TV channel. "Thanks to the joint efforts of all parties, we were able to successfully bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion. We are happy to announce that Slovakian and Czech spectators will have three years of attractive football from the Premier League. I will not lie when I say that every match of this competition makes for a real experience for football fans. And even if only from the comfort of home, it's certainly worth watching. Perhaps even more so this season, as the Premier League celebrates its 30th anniversary this year since its first game in the 1992/1993 season," said Marcel Šatanek, Senior Manager of the TV segment and Terminals of Slovak Telekom.
“The CANAL+ brand will debut in the Czech and Slovak market with great strength. Our partnership with Slovak Telekom, DIGI Slovakia, and T-Mobile Czech Republic will allow more viewers to access great content from the English Premier League in addition to our existing viewers in Skylink and Freesat. CANAL+ will continue to strengthen its content offering, as we will further enhance it with the additional products bundled from SPI and its distribution by partnerships, allowing viewers to enjoy great products. Ladislav Řeháček and his team has done great work to create CANAL+ Sport which has top quality productions that will elevate the viewership experience of the English Premier League. We thank all of our partners with whom we’ve collaborated for this agreement,” adds Berk Uziyel, CEO of SPI International, which is now a part of CANAL+ Group, in charge of B2B distribution of CANAL+ products within the territory.
"By signing the broadcast rights agreement, we perceive this as a breakthrough success, thanks to which we can continue to bring premium content and a prestigious range of programs to our customers. Our sports channels are among the most popular and sought-after content on T-Mobile TV. Thanks to the concluded agreement, viewers can now fully enjoy a wide range of quality football, including the top Premier League," commented Zdeněk Spurný, Manager of T-Mobile's Television Services.
Spectators can enjoy all football broadcasts in HD quality with Slovak and Czech commentary for free. Viewers will thus have the perfect experience of watching the Premier League on the CANAL+ Sport channel in their native language.