Eurosport Secures Broadcast Rights to NextGen Soccer Series

By Community | September 3, 2012

Eurosport has agreed a four-year TV rights deal to the NextGen Series tournament that showcases the next generation of stars in European club football from 2012/13 through to the 2015/16 season. 

A minimum of 18 games will be televised live on the Eurosport channel each season, including the group stages, playoffs, quarter finals, semi-finals and the final. 

Eurosport viewers will be able to follow the rising stars of various leading European clubs, including Arsenal, Juventus, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and last year’s NextGen winners Inter Milan. 

The 2012/13 Series kicks off with the youngsters of Tottenham Hotspur taking on the mighty FC Barcelona in a group stage clash on September 13.

NextGen chief executive Marcus Keane said: “This deal will now enable millions of fans from across Europe to watch the next generation of footballing stars compete live for the NextGen trophy. 

“This is a great step forward for the tournament and we are delighted to have signed with such a major broadcaster.”

Eurosport Group director of broadcasting and programmes Julien Bergeaud added: “The NextGen Series is an exciting property added to our international youth football offering. 

“We have broadcast the best FIFA and UEFA national team youth competitions for many years and now we have the best youth offer for clubs. We look forward to bringing the next generation of world-class footballers to our viewers in Europe.”