On May 23, a meeting was held in the premises of the Football House General meeting of UPL participants. The main topic of the meeting was the issue of television broadcasts of matches of the Championship of Ukraine in the coming seasons.
Representatives of football clubs, in the presence of the first vice-president of the UAF Oleg Protasov, discussed potential formats for the implementation of media rights and vectors for the development of an independent UPL product. Namely, the creation of an independent OTT platform for broadcasting matches of the Ukrainian championship in the 2023/24 season.
During the one and a half hour discussion, concrete proposals were voiced, diverse arguments were heard, important questions were asked and potential solutions were found. It is important that absolutely all participants demonstrated an understanding of the importance of consolidation and unification to create a high-quality single product.
By the unanimous decision of the General Meeting, it was decided to instruct the Directorate of the Ukrainian Premier League, headed by Evgeniy Dykiy, to develop a project for an independent OTT platform UPL-TV for broadcasting matches of the championship of Ukraine, which will be directly owned by the UPL clubs.
A follow-up online meeting of club representatives is planned soon, where a more specific action plan and options for its implementation will be presented for further approval by the participating clubs.
The clubs also unanimously decided to appoint Evgeny Dikoy by the head of the UPL without any prefixes in compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
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