Teleclub secures Eredivisie rights and retains spate of European leagues
Teleclub, the pay-television broadcaster in Switzerland, has acquired rights to Dutch soccer's top-tier Eredivisie in a three-year deal, and renewed agreements for a host of other top European leagues.
Teleclub said it will show three games per round from the 2018-19 season onwards, while selected games will also be broadcast on its Teleclub Zoom free-to-air channel.
The new Eredivisie season gets under way this evening as PEC Zwolle face Herenveen.
Matches from the Dutch top-flight had previously been shown in Switzerland via Sportdigital, the German subscription-based sports television and internet broadcaster that is carried on UPC Cablecom, the Swiss broadband cable operator.
The Eredivisie rights were acquired in a deal with IMG and Teleclub has also dealt with the agency to retain rights to Italy's Serie A. IMG has replaced MP & Silva as the distributor of Serie A rights from the 2018-19 season.
Teleclub has also struck an agreement to renew rights to France's Ligue 1, Belgium's top-tier Jupiler League and the Scottish Premiership.
The three-year agreement for the French top flight also covers the Coupe de la Ligue. Teleclub said it will show two games per week from Ligue 1 with German commentary.
Teleclub also holds rights to the domestic top-tier Raiffeisen Super League, showing every match live and exclusive this season, except for one match per round, broadcast by SRG SSR, the public-service broadcaster.Last year, Teleclub was awarded a comprehensive package of rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League from 2018-19 onwards, although some free-to-air coverage will continue in the country. For the first time, Teleclub will hold exclusive rights to both finals.
Its customers already enjoy access to the Bundesliga, as matches from the German top-flight that are broadcast by Eurosport in Switzerland form part of the sports offering on Teleclub.