The current television contract with Canal Plus expires in 2025. Under it, the broadcaster paid PLN 242 million for the opportunity to show the PGE Ekstraliga games in 2022-2025. It was a real record in the history of this league. The amount to be distributed annually is just over PLN 60 million. With the entry into force of this agreement, among others, PGE Ekstraliga under 24 years of age, and clubs are obliged to train young people and conduct advanced marketing activities.
Of course, players’ wages have also increased. The average cost per point in PGE Ekstraliga is now PLN 8,000. Just for signing the contract, the league’s stars earn a minimum of PLN 1 million. This is the result, among other things, of the above-mentioned contract with Canal Plus, which was hailed as a great success in the community.
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The competition for offers for television rights in 2026-2028 has started
Speedway Ekstraliga has already announced the launch of a competition for offers for the acquisition of television rights in 2026-2028. It will last until mid-December. It can be expected that the largest television stations, including Canal Plus, Polsat and Telewizja Polska, will apply in the first stage. However, it is said in the community that Canal Plus is the main favorite to extend the contract – under new conditions.
For the authorities of this station, PGE Ekstraliga is one of the key points of the offer. In previous years, the broadcaster lost the rights to show foreign football leagues, focusing primarily on the Ekstraklasa football league and speedway. Apart from everything, over the years it has proven to be a proven partner for Speedway Ekstraliga. During this time, the league developed noticeably. Interest has increased, and on average broadcast matches attract over 160,000 viewers.
The league authorities will, of course, look at every offer. However, it is difficult to expect competitive amounts from TVP and Polsat, which currently have different priorities. The size of the new contract remains a mystery. Here the votes are divided. Some people convince us that there is no great chance for a significant increase in the value of the contract, which is already very high. On the other hand, maintaining the current ceiling could be negatively perceived by the clubs themselves, which are counting on an injection of additional money.