Where to watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League on US TV and streaming
If you’re trying to find out where to watch UEFA Champions League on US TV, you’ve come to the right place. The UEFA Champions League is the most exciting and prestigious yearly club competition in the entire world. The European tournament pits the top teams from around the continent against each other until there is only one club standing in May. Powerhouse teams such as Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Real Madrid regularly feature in the mammoth tournament.
To illustrate how popular the final it, the 2014/15’s Champions League final was viewed by an estimated 180 million viewers from over 200 countries worldwide compared to the Super Bowl, which generates a worldwide audience of 160 million.
Meanwhile, while some have labeled the Europa League a secondary tournament, there are still some very solid clubs to feature year in and year out of the competition. Teams such as Manchester United, Ajax, AS Roma and Southampton are competing in this season’s Europa League tournament.
Where to watch UEFA Champions League on US TV
The most high-profile Champions League matches on Tuesday and Wednesday gamedays during the season are televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, while other games can be seen on FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net and channels 480-489 on DIRECTV as well as select Spanish-language games on FOX Deportes and ESPN Deportes.
The UEFA Champions League is televised on FOX Sports with some games sub-licensed to ESPN. Playoff rounds of the tournament are in August. The group stages of the competition are played from September through December. Round of 16 games are played during February-March, quarter-finals in April, semi-finals in late April and May, while the final is at the end of May.
During the group stage of both tournaments onwards, FOX Soccer Plus features a whiparound coverage show called MultiMatch 90, which is also available on FOX Soccer Match Pass. The concept is, rather than trying to channel surf between all of the games that are being played concurrently, you can watch the MultiMatch 90 program, which will broadcast live (or slightly delayed highlights) from key incidents that are happening around Europe. Read our review of MultiMatch 90.
Until the end of September, fuboTV is offering a special summer rate of $19.99 per month (a 40% savings) for new customers. Try it now with a 7-day free trial and then enjoy all of the Champions League you want from FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Plus and the regional FOX Sports Net channels, as well as a ton of other stations.
Beginning with the 2016/17 season, ESPN3 has also been streaming select UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches in addition to the occasional Champions League game on ESPN2.
A typical week of UEFA Champions League matches looks like this on US TV (kickoff times are 2:45pm ET):
• Tuesdays and Wednesdays: High-profile matches are shown on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports Net. Lesser featured game is shown live on FOX Soccer Plus.
Games are streamed across fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, FOX Sports GO, ESPN3, WatchESPN, Sling Blue and Sling Orange.
Launched in June 2016, Sling Blue offers FOX Sports without requiring a cable or satellite TV subscription. Sling Blue includes FS1, FS2, FOX and FOX Sports Net. However, FOX Sports Net is not available in every location in the US via Sling Blue. To find out if your area can get FOX Sports Net via Sling Blue, click the Show my available channels link.
Sling Blue is available as a 7-day free trial.
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Games on radio
TuneIn radio offers coverage of both the Champions League and Europa League matches, along with in depth news and opinions on the competitions. SiriusXM FC (channel 85) also provides match day coverage of Champions League games as well.
Finally, many pubs/sports bars air live Champions League and Europa League matches throughout the season. Some European club websites even provide a list of supporter groups here in America, along with each specific city’s home pub (for example: here is a list of Arsenal supporters in the U.S. and also a map of where you can find bars that are Chelsea friendly).
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