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Virgin Media Television secures rights to upcoming UEFA and FIFA international football campaigns
23 May 2022 : News Desk
Virgin Media Television secure rights to UEFA & FIFA Campaigns.
Virgin Media television has confirmed that it has secured a deal for multi-platform rights to the UEFA Nations League and UEFA Nations League Finals from 2022-2025, UEFA European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2024 and European Qualifiers to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The agreement sees Virgin Media acquiring Irish rights to the top international fixtures involving Europe’s best teams such as England, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy. Viewers will also be able to see highlights of every Ireland international football match for the next four years.

June will see a feast of football, kicking off on June 1st, with the Finalissima featuring UEFA EURO 2020 winners Italy taking on Copa America holders Argentina. 

The European Qualifiers to World Cup 2022 featuring Scotland against Ukraine and Poland versus Wales will also be broadcast on Virgin Media Television.

The UEFA Nations League 2022/23 tournament also begins on June 1st with 14 days of live football featuring clashes such as Spain v Portugal, Italy v Germany, and Belgium v Netherlands. Virgin Media will have live matches every night of the competition all the way to the final on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Virgin Media Television will have exclusive Irish free-to-air rights for England matches. June will see them play Germany, Italy, and Hungary.

“This is fantastic news for Irish football fans as we continue our investment in top-class international football. Our agreement with UEFA will see the best matches broadcast live and free-to-air on Virgin Media Television,” said Mick McCaffrey, Head of News and Sport, Virgin Media Television.  “The Nations League has been a really successful concept and we are really looking forward to bringing our viewers all the games live from the tournament this June and for the next four years. We will also broadcast the Final of the tournament.”

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