The battle for your streaming dollar intensifies as Stan Sport snatches the UEFA Champions League from Optus Sport as the Nine owned streaming service boosts it’s sporting credentials with an all-new sport for the platform.
Covering the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Europa Conference League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Youth League, these tournaments will all be exclusive to Stan Sport for years to come.
Importantly, Stan sport will offer a “significant number” of matches in 4K Ultra HD – adding 4K streaming of live sport is a game-changer for Stan, and for streamed sport in Australia with no other streaming service offering 4K.
Stan’ Acting CEO Martin Kugeler said “Today’s multi-year partnership announcement with UEFA reflects Stan’s commitment to bringing premium sports to Australian fans. Since Stan Sport launched in February, we have been delighted with the way Australians have taken up the service. The addition of the UEFA Club Competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, represents a unique strategic opportunity that will continue the momentum for Stan Sport and aligns directly with the Nine group sports strategy.
“Featuring the most outstanding players in the sport, the UEFA Club Competitions bring together the best clubs for more than 400 matches of world-class football. We can’t wait to showcase the most prestigious club football tournaments in the world and we thank UEFA for its trust in Stan to deliver their iconic football products to Australia.”
Acknowledging Stan as a new-kid on the block regarding sport, UEFA Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein said “We are delighted to be partnering with Stan in Australia. Stan has strong ambitions in the world of sport, and as a sports-loving nation, Australian football fans will benefit from Stan’s world class broadcast and production capabilities throughout the 2021-24 cycle.”
The first events covered by the new deal will be the 2021-22 UEFA Super Cup which kicks off Thursday August 12 with Chelsea and Villarreal.