Canal Plus makes sports move in Austria with Uefa club competitions swoop

Red Bull Salzburg players celebrate during Uefa Champions League match against Chelsea on October 25, 2022 (Photo by Severin Aichbauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Canal Plus, the international pay-TV broadcaster, has acquired its first sports rights in Austria after landing a package of exclusive matches from Uefa club competitions.

The Vivendi-owned broadcaster, which recently set up a joint venture in Austria with telco A1 Telekom Austria, has secured exclusive rights to the first-pick Wednesday Uefa Champions League match and the first-pick match each week from the Europa League or Europa Conference League.

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