G.5.3 Club media partners - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UCL
FullSeasonYears
2020/21
EnforcementDate
24 September 2020
G.5.3.1

Delayed rights may be licensed by the clubs to club media partners for exploitation from Thursday midnight CET (Sunday midnight CET for the final), as part of a club magazine programme (but excluding on third-party digital services), subject to the following conditions:

  1. any such programme must be club branded and fully dedicated to the club (e.g. The Arsenal FC Hour). It is however acknowledged by UEFA that for a city/regional club media partner, the programme could be jointly branded with another club from the city/region (e.g. The Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC Hour, broadcast by a regional club media partner for the London area);

  2. programmes may be made available on a free and/or subscription basis (pay and/or pay-per-view);

  3. any such programme is made available as part of a linear delivery/push service whereby the viewing time is scheduled and fixed. However, there may be no linear/push exploitation of any delayed rights whilst any of the following matches are being played: (i) a UEFA Champions League or play-off match and/or (ii) a UEFA Europa League match;

  4. no individual programme may contain more than 50% of UEFA content comprising UEFA Champions League/play-offs content and any other UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions. The only exception to this rule is a single programme dedicated to the final and released by the winning club (which may have 100% final-related content);

  5. until Saturday midnight CET (Tuesday midnight CET for the final) following the relevant matches, club media partners (pursuant to licenses from the relevant clubs) can show club magazine programmes featuring match footage from no more than two clubs on the same channel and no more than four clubs on the same platform;

  6. after Saturday midnight CET (Tuesday midnight CET for the final) following the relevant matches, the restriction outlined in point e) above shall no longer apply;

  7. there shall be at least a four-hour gap between the end of the linear/push exploitation of one club magazine programme and the start of the linear/push exploitation on the same channel of another club magazine programme (whether dedicated to the same club or another club); and

  8. a programme may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way that creates a direct or indirect association with the competition). However, a programme dedicated to the final and released by the winning club in the manner described in point d) above cannot have any sponsorship and/or direct/indirect third-party association.