Fox Sports has re-upped its exclusive media rights in the U.S. and Caribbean to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for three additional seasons from 2015-16 through 2017-18, the network said today. FOX Sports has been the English and Spanish language rights holder in the U.S. and Caribbean for the Champions League since the 2009-10 season and Europa League since 2012-13. The new agreement with UEFA ensures coverage of both tournaments on multiple channels and platforms including FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Soccer Plus.
From today’s announcement:
In total, FOX Sports plans to carry 146 UEFA Champions League games annually throughout the term of the agreement on FOX; FOX Sports 1, America’s new national sports network; FOX Sports 2; FOX Soccer Plus; and FOX Sports Regional Networks on a live and delayed basis. FOX Sports also provides a robust offering on its authenticated/premium broadband platforms FOX Sports GO and FOXSoccer2GO including all matches carried live and on-demand.
UEFA’s Europa League is an annual competition that has been organized by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European clubs, and has committed to carry 205 matches across multiple FOX networks. FOX Sports 1 is slated to carry two live UEFA Europa League matches per week, while FOX Sports 2 televises two live matches and encores of the FOX Sports 1 matches. All matches air live on the FOX Sports GO mobile app.