G.3 Production and access to the feed - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
UCL
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
30 August 2021
G.3.1

In respect of matches in which they participate, clubs may request the following production facilities/opportunities (subject to availability, safety and security restrictions at the relevant stadium, compliance with notification deadlines/conditions and guidelines notified by UEFA and payment of any technical costs):

  1. access to their team’s official training session (beyond the 15 minutes portion which is open to the general media);

  2. pitch view studio;

  3. pitch side presentation position;

  4. behind-goal ENG filming position during the match;

  5. commentary position;

  6. flash interview position;

  7. access to the mixed zone; and/or

  8. access to the press conference.

In the event that availability or access is limited, priority shall always be given to UEFA media partners. Once UEFA media partners’ requests have been fulfilled, priority shall be given to the clubs followed by non-rights holders.

Clubs’ production activities should not interfere with the operations of UEFA and/or UEFA media partners and clubs shall comply with UEFA's guidelines and regulations.

Production rights not envisaged in this Annex G.3.1 are not, in principle, available to clubs. On-site decisions regarding these issues are made by UEFA at its sole discretion.

G.3.2

At UEFA’s request, any and all content produced and exploited by clubs pursuant to Annex G.3.1 above must be shared by clubs with UEFA, UEFA media partners and/or a third party appointed by UEFA (in each case, as designated by UEFA and in accordance with UEFA guidelines and regulations) for exploitation by UEFA and/or UEFA media partners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any and all content produced and exploited by clubs from an area to which UEFA media partners do not have access (e.g. closed training sessions, existing fixed tunnel camera for pre-match content only) must be shared (without UEFA being required to submit a request) by the clubs with UEFA, UEFA media partners and/or a third party appointed by UEFA (as designated by UEFA and in accordance with UEFA guidelines and regulations) as soon as reasonably practical after the recording of such footage, but in any case prior to any exploitation by the clubs.

G.3.3

Each club hereby assigns to UEFA free of charge (including where applicable by way of present assignment of future rights) all legal and beneficial right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) which it may from time to time acquire or hold throughout the world in and to any and all footage produced by it pursuant to Annex G.3.1 and Annex G.3.2 (“materials”) above (including any and all rights to transmit and/or re-transmit the relevant materials) whether vested, contingent or future, free of all liens and encumbrances for the full period of such rights therein (including any and all extensions, reversions and renewals thereof) and to hold the same unto UEFA absolutely and in any jurisdiction where such assignment does not take effect, the club:

  1. shall hold such rights for the benefit of UEFA absolutely; and

  2. shall, and hereby does, grant to UEFA, free of charge, a worldwide, unrestricted, irrevocable, exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable and royalty-free licence in respect of all such rights for the entire term of those rights (including any and all extensions, reversions and renewals thereof).

Such assignment (and, if applicable, such licence) includes, among other things, the right to use, broadcast, transmit, publish, reproduce and modify the materials in any way known or not yet known, and to license third parties (including UEFA media partners) to do the same.

For the avoidance of doubt, the above-mentioned assignment (and if applicable, licence) is without prejudice to the rights granted to the clubs under these Club Media Rights Guidelines.

G.3.4

All intellectual property rights in UEFA Champions League and/or play-offs images and footage and in the name, logo, music, branding and materials of the UEFA Champions League and/or the play-offs are and remain the exclusive property of UEFA.

G.3.5

Clubs may have access, upon request to UEFA, to the raw feed via the OB van or the relevant satellite (as designated by UEFA at its sole discretion) in respect of matches in which they participate, in each case subject to the execution of a services agreement and payment of associated technical costs by the club.