G.5.4 Club-dedicated programmes - Europa Conference League

Regulations of the UEFA Europa Conference League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
UECL
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
30 August 2021
G.5.4.1

Club-dedicated programmes only (and no other delayed rights) may be licensed by the clubs to club media partners (but excluding on third-party digital services) and/or exploited via audiovisual fixed-media subject to the following conditions:

  1. in relation to any such programme, which is made available as part of a linear delivery/push transmission whereby the viewing time is scheduled and fixed:

    1. it can only be exploited from Friday midnight CET (Thursday midnight CET for the final) after the relevant match, but in any case not whilst any of the following matches are being played: (i) a UEFA Champions League or play-off match, (ii) a UEFA Europa League match and/or (iii) a UEFA Europa Conference League match; and

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

  2. in relation to any such programme, which is made available as part of a non-linear delivery/pull transmission whereby the viewing time is determined by the viewer:

    1. it can only be exploited from Sunday midnight CET (Saturday midnight CET for the final) after the relevant match; and

    2. clubs may not allow non-linear/pull exploitation of their club-dedicated programme(s) in association with any other club’s club-dedicated programme(s);

  3. any such programme must be club branded and dedicated (e.g. Chelsea FC History) and shall not be branded or promoted in association with UEFA or any UEFA competitions;

  4. any such programme may be made available on a free and/or subscription basis (pay and/or pay-per-view);

  5. any such programme shall not for the avoidance of doubt take the form of extended highlights programmes and/or delayed match programmes;

  6. no such programme shall contain more than 50% of UEFA content comprising UEFA Europa Conference League content and any other UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions unless such programme is dedicated to the final and released by the winning club (which may have 100% final-related content). In case of production of a series of programmes (i.e. several programmes associated by a common theme including name, branding, packaging, distribution and/or promotion) and/or block programming, (i) the series/block programming and (ii) each programme forming part of the series/block programming shall be considered as a programme for the purpose of this Annex G.5.4;

    Example:
    Within a series of programmes dedicated to the history of Sevilla FC:

    1. the series of programmes shall contain a maximum of 50% of UEFA content; and

    2. each programme shall contain a maximum of 50% of UEFA content, with the exception of one programme featuring a final won by Sevilla FC;

  7. any such programme may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way that creates a direct or indirect association with the competition) unless such programme is dedicated to the final and released by the winning club in the manner described in point f) above and in this case it cannot have any sponsorship and/or direct/indirect third-party association;

  8. for the avoidance of doubt, Annex G.5.4.1b-g apply to any fixed media exploitation for which purpose the word "programme(s)" can alternatively mean "product(s)". Furthermore, fixed media exploitation is subject to the following additional obligation:

    1. the fixed media devices may be employed to reproduce match footage of the UEFA Europa Conference League matches together with other editorial elements but may not incorporate any other content (for example, video games or interactive quizzes) and their sole function shall be to store the above content.