Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus evades problem from Frenkie de Jong of Ajax through the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Juventus and Ajax at Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy.
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ViacomCBS will change into the unique English language streamer of UEFA Champions League video games in the U.S. beginning in August, in time for the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. Previously, ViacomCBS’s rights settlement started in 2021. The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the umbrella European soccer group for 55 nationwide soccer associations throughout Europe
CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’s flagship streaming service, will live-stream all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches beginning in August by means of 2024. The deal additionally consists of UEFA Super Cup matches and UEFA Europa Conference League matches beginning in 2021. CBS will additionally air choose matches on its linear broadcast community and its cable sports activities community CBS Sports Network.
“This is a landmark acquisition for CBS as we add the world’s most popular sport to our extensive portfolio of marquee properties,” mentioned Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman, in an announcement.
ViacomCBS is readying a launch of an expanded CBS All Access that attracts on Viacom properties. The new, enhanced service will “soft launch” later this yr. CBS All Access already stands other than many subscription video providers by together with stay sports activities, reminiscent of National Football League video games. ViacomCBS hasn’t introduced a value for its new service. CBS All Access at present prices $5.99 per 30 days with commercials and $9.99 per 30 days with out adverts.
European soccer plans to return to motion together with numerous U.S. sports activities this summer time, together with Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. NBCUniversal’s subscription video service Peacock will stay stream Premiere League video games when it launches nationally on July 15. Premiere League restarted its season in June.
CBS All Access will start streaming video games in August with Round of 16 matches. The full schedule for the August match together with instances, platforms and announcers will be launched in the approaching weeks.
“This partnership marks a major step in our service’s expansion into exclusive sports content and we’re thrilled to deliver more than 300 UEFA matches each season,” Marc DeBevoise, Chief Digital Officer of ViacomCBS, mentioned in the assertion.
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