Report: UCL headed to Turner and Univision in 2018

Turner Sports and Univision have snatched the U.S. media rights to the UEFA Champions League away from Fox Sports, starting in 2018-19, multiple sources told Sports Business Daily's John Ourand.

Turner, whose last men's soccer coverage was its much-criticized coverage (with commercial breaks) of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, will pay more than $60 million a year over the three-year deal. Sports Business Daily reported that Univision agreed to pay around $35 million per year for the Spanish-language rights.

Four bidders vied for the UCL rights: Turner Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and BAMTech (digital firm that planned to partner with ESPN).

Fox Sports held UCL rights in English and Spanish over the terms of two contracts: 2009-15 (six years) and 2015-18 (three years). Before Fox Sports, ESPN was the UCL rights holder.
1 comment about "Report: UCL headed to Turner and Univision in 2018".
  1. Quarterback TD, February 27, 2017 at 9:42 a.m.

    I must admit this is much better than MLS.. players seems to really play for a purpose and play much harder.. Also the games are more excited.

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