Report: Turner Sports terminates Champions League deal with UEFA

The UEFA Champion League could have its third U.S. English-language broadcaster in three seasons.

The Sports Business Journal reported on Wednesday that Turner Sports was pulling out of its deal with UEFA for English-language rights with the second year of the three-year deal not yet complete.

Turner Sports has aired games on TNT and offered streaming packages on B/R Live since wrestling the rights away from Fox Sports in 2018. SBJ reported it was paying more than $60 million per year for the English-language rights but exercised a clause in its contract to get out of the agreement.

CBS Sports has already acquired the UEFA club rights, beginning with the 2021-22 season. Its deal is also a three-year agreement. TUDN (Univision) holds the Spanish-language rights.

SBJ reported that UEFA will look to re-sell the rights to CBS Sports or another U.S. broadcaster for the remainder of the 2019-20 season -- all games will be played in August -- and the 2020-21 season.

2 comments about "Report: Turner Sports terminates Champions League deal with UEFA".
  1. Santiago 1314, June 25, 2020 at 7:57 a.m.

    CBS.??? I Don't see them Interrupting the "Soaps" for Real vs ManU ... That will cause Street Protests from "The Gramps".!!! What "Offbeat Channel" are we going to have to Subscribe to, in order to see the Games.???

  2. William Allen replied, June 25, 2020 at 10:25 a.m.

    CBS would put the games on CBS Sports Network during the week and/or All Access. Seems like Fox should try to get them back since FS1 is a better channel.

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