FOX Emerges As Likely Winner of UEFA Champions League US Media Rights for 2015-18, Says Source
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.
Read: Who will win the US media rights to UEFA Champions League for 2015-18.
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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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