Eurosport signs top clubs in exclusive UEFA Women’s Champions League deals
Paris 27 September - Eurosport will continue to broadcast the best clubs in the UEFA Women’s Champions League following the acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights for the 2013-2014 home matches of title holders VfL Wolfsburg and 2010 winners 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam.
Eurosport can also broadcast selected away matches from both German clubs and can feature other teams such as 2012 and 2011 Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais.
Eurosport has broadcast every FIFA Women’s World Cup and UEFA Women’s Euro since 2003 as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League since 2011. More recently the Women’s Bundesliga has joined Eurosport’s portfolio of rights, until the 2015-2016 season, confirming the channel’s commitment to women’s football.
Fans increasingly consider Eurosport as the home of women’s football, underlined by this year’s audiences. 55m different European viewers watched the UEFA EURO in Sweden in July and the tournament’s average audience saw a 53% increase compared to the 2009 edition in Finland. In May 2013 Wolfsburg’s victory in the Champions League final over Olympique Lyonnais attracted 7.8m fans (+62% vs 2012 final).
UEFA Women’s Champions League 2013/14 live on Eurosport
Round of 32 - first leg
- 9 October, 17:00 CET: Parnü Jalgpalliklubi (EST) v VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
- 9 October, 19:00 CET: FC Twente ’65 (NED) v Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
- 10 October, 15:00 CET: MTK Hungaria FC (HUN) v 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
Rond of 32 - second leg
- 16 October, 17:00 CET: VfL Wolfsburg (GER v Parnü Jalgpalliklubi (EST)
- 16 October, 19:00 CET: 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) v MTK Hungaria FC (HUN)
Next round to be broadcast live: Round of 16 on 9-10 November (first leg) and 13-14 November (second leg). Matches to be announced soon.
Audience Sources: AGF/GfK, BARB, SKO, MMS, TNS-Gallup, Kantar Media, AGB NMR, Armadata/Kantar- Techedge.