MTG secures Nordic rights to UEFA Futsal EURO 2018

December 13 2017

MTG has acquired the exclusive Nordic media rights to UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 – Europe’s biggest international futsal competition. The tournament kicks off on 30 January and all matches will be shown live on Viaplay.

  • All games shown live on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay
  • Tournament features Europe’s 12 best futsal teams
  • Futsal is now one of the world’s fastest growing sports

UEFA Futsal EURO 2018

Twelve of Europe’s best futsal teams go head-to-head in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 30 January to 10 February, with seven time winners and reigning champions Spain aiming to defend their European crown against top contenders Italy, Russia and Portugal. Among the superstars set to light up the Stožice Arena is Portugal’s Ricardinho, voted the world’s best futsal player at the Futsalplanet Awards for the past three years.

All games from UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 will be available live on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, with selected matches shown on TV3 Sport in Denmark and Sweden.

Futsal, abbreviated from the Portuguese futebol de salão, is a fast paced indoor version of football, with just five players from each team on the pitch at the same time. Futsal is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, with more than 30 million registered players worldwide.

Peter Nørrelund, MTG EVP and CEO of MTG Sport: “Everything about futsal is explosive – the speed, the skills and now the growth in interest around the world. UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 will be the most captivating futsal tournament yet, and this is a fantastic opportunity for sports fans across the Nordic region to experience the very highest level of futsal on more screens than ever before.”

MTG broadcasts more than 50,000 hours of high quality live sport every year on its TV channels and streaming services, including NHL and KHL ice hockey, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Formula One, NFL American football, boxing, UFC and golf.

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