Classic Euros and Champions League matches coming to Uefa's OTT platform
Uefa, European soccer's governing body, has followed in the footsteps of Fifa by opening up its archive of classic matches for digital audiences.
Ufea announced today that UEFA.tv, its new over-the-top streaming channel, will be offering a regular schedule of classic club and national team matches, as well as features on star players, historic moments, magazine show content and more while live soccer has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mirroring the live match schedule, classic Uefa Champions League matches will be streamed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Europa League games on Thursdays.
There will also be classic European Championship, Uefa Women's EURO and the Uefa Women's Champions League matches made available online.
Uefa said there will be a strong fan engagement initiative around the matches, with fans giving an opportunity to put questions to some of the legendary players involved..
The UEFA.tv app is now available on Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV, in addition to its existing web, Android and iOS smartphone and tablet apps.
Last week, Fifa launched its #WorldCupAtHome campaign, with fans able to vote online for their favourite matches to be broadcast on FIFA.com, the Fifa YouTube channel and Weibo in China from tomorrow.
Fifa's broadcast partners are also be able to select matches that best fit their audience's demands.
Spain's LaLiga also announced that its LaLigaTV channel in the UK and Ireland will air daily classic matches at 6pm (UK), as will Premier Sports, its pay-TV partner in the region.