ViacomCBS reaches offer to stream UEFA Champions League matches

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ViacomCBS reaches deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus averts difficulty from Frenkie de Jong of Ajax throughout the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 2nd leg match in between Juventus and Ajax at Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

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ViacomCBS will end up being the unique English language banner of UEFA Champions League video games in the U.S. start in August, in time for the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. Previously, ViacomCBS’s rights arrangement started in 2021. The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the umbrella European soccer company for 55 nationwide football 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 through 2024. The offer likewise consists of UEFA Super Cup matches and UEFA Europa Conference League matches start in 2021. CBS will likewise air choose matches on its direct broadcast network and its cable television sports network 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,” stated Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman, in a declaration.

ViacomCBS is preparing a launch of a broadened CBS All Access that makes use of Viacom homes. The brand-new, improved service will “soft launch” later on this year. CBS All Access currently differs from numerous membership video services by consisting of live sports, such as National Football League video games. ViacomCBS hasn’t revealed a rate for its brand-new service. CBS All Access presently costs $5.99 each month with ads and $9.99 each month without advertisements. 

European soccer prepares to go back to action in addition to a variety of U.S. sports this summertime, consisting of Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. NBCUniversal’s membership video service Peacock will live stream Premiere League video games when it releases nationally on July 15. Premiere League rebooted its season in June. 

CBS All Access will start streaming video games in August with Round of 16 matches. The complete schedule for the August competition consisting of times, platforms and commentators will be launched in the coming 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, stated in the declaration.

Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, the moms and dad business of CNBC and CNBC.com.

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