Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo escapes the challenge of Frenkie de Jong of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match in the quarterfinals between Juventus and Ajax at Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy.
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ViacomCBS will be the exclusive English-language streamer for the UEFA Champions League games in the United States from August, just in time for the 2019-20 season. Previously, the ViacomCBS rights agreement began in 2021. UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the governing body of the European football organization for 55 national football associations across Europe
CBS All Access, ViacomCBS 'flagship, will broadcast all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches live from August to 2024. The contract also includes UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa Conference League games from 2021 onwards. CBS to air as well Select games on its linear radio network and its cable sports network CBS Sports Network.
"This is a landmark acquisition for CBS as we add the world's most popular sport to our extensive marquee property portfolio," said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, in a statement.
ViacomCBS is preparing to launch an extended CBS All Access based on Viacom properties. The new, expanded service will be "soft launch" later this year. CBS All Access already differs from many subscription video services through live sports such as National Football League games. ViacomCBS has not announced a price for its new service. CBS All Access currently costs $ 5.99 a month with ads and $ 9.99 a month without ads.
European football plans to get active again this summer along with a number of U.S. sports including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. NBCUniversal's subscription video service Peacock will stream Premiere League games live when it launches nationwide on July 15. Premiere League restarted its season in June.
CBS All Access will start streaming games with round of 16 games in August. The full schedule for the August tournament with times, platforms and announcers will be released in the coming weeks.
"This partnership is an important step in expanding our service to include exclusive sports content. We are excited to deliver more than 300 UEFA games per season," said Marc DeBevoise, ViacomCBS chief digital officer, in the statement.
Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.
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