FOX Sports has emerged as the likely winner of the US media rights to the 2015-18 UEFA Champions League, according to a report Sports Business Daily.
Sources have revealed to SBJ that FOX will be revealed as the winner as early as today, beating NBC Sports, beIN SPORT and Univision for the rights. ESPN did not submit a bid. However, if FOX Sports wins, FOX may sub-license some of the rights to ESPN, as World Soccer Talk predicted earlier this week.
Sources said Fox’ bid is significantly below the $83M per year NBC Sports pays for EPL rights.