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.
Last updated: September 19, 2018
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 Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, Liverpool 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 Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen, Marseille, AC Milan, Sporting and Villarreal are competing in this season’s Europa League tournament.
Where to watch UEFA Champions League on US TV
FOX Sports no longer has the rights to the Champions League and Europa League in the United States. The new rights holders are Turner Sports (on their TNT channel), B/R Live (for English-language streaming) and Univision Deportes (for Spanish-language TV and streams). fuboTV streams both TNT and all of the Univision channels.
Group Stage coverage of the tournament begins in September each year.
One of the biggest changes that soccer fans will notice with the UEFA Champions League coverage for the 2018/19 season is the kickoff time. Instead of most of the matches kicking off at 2:45pm ET on a UEFA Champions League matchday, they will be begin at either 12:55pm ET or 3pm ET, which will allow broadcasters to feature a double-header of soccer coverage (see below):
• Group Stage: Tuesday, Sept. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 12, with weekly matches held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:55 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET. All matches will be available on B/R Live, with one match per game window (two each day) televised on TNT,
• Round of 16: Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Wednesday, March 13, with matches on B/R Live and TNT each Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET
• Quarterfinals: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 9-10 and April 16-17, with live coverage on B/R Live and TNT at 3 p.m. ET
• Semifinals: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 30-May 1 and May 7-8, with matches on B/R Live and TNT at 3 p.m. ET
• Final: Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m. ET on B/R Live and TNT
Where to watch UEFA Europa League on US TV
In a seismic shift in how consumers are offered UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches in the United States, the only Europa League game featured on television will be the final (on TNT and B/R Live on May 29). Meanwhile, TNT will televise 46 UEFA Champions League games throughout the season. That’s in stark contrast to FOX Sports’ coverage of the Champions League where they showed 146 games per season on television. For the Europa League, FOX Sports had 205 Europa League matches on TV compared to TNT’s one.
TNT will televise 46 UEFA Champions League games throughout the season.
Beginning with the play-off round August 21-22 and 28-29, Univision Deportes will carry 137 Champions League matches live across its platforms, 97 of which will air on its linear networks – Univision, Univision Deportes Network (UDN), UniMás and Galavisión. The remaining matches will be available on UnivisionDeportes.com, the Univision Deportes app and fuboTV.
Univision Deportes will air two Champions League weekday matches at 1pm ET – one match on UNiMas/UDN and the other on Galavision. At 3pm ET there are three matches airing on Univision/UDN, UniMas and Galavision. For the Europa League’s group stage, Univision Deportes will air two matches live at both 1pm and 3pm. One on UniMas/UDN and the other on Galavision.
All UEFA Europa League matches will be available through B/R Live including:
• Group Stage: (Thursdays) Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 at 12:55 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET
• Round of 32: (Thursdays) Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, at 12:55 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET
• Round of 16: (Thursdays), March 7 and March 14, at 12:55 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET
• Quarterfinals: (Thursdays), April 11 and April 18, at 3 p.m. ET
• Semifinals: (Thursdays), May 2 and May 9, at 3 p.m. ET
• Final: Wednesday, May 29, at 3 p.m. ET, on B/R Live and TNT
Matches will also be available via Univision Deportes (more details to come).
Games are streamed across fuboTV, B/R Live, Watch TNT and Sling TV.
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How to listen to the Champions League
Starting this season, UEFA is broadcasting two matches per day live with audio only via a service called UEFA Matchday Live. It’s being streamed live on the UEFA Champions website and the UEFA Champions App.
The broadcasts feature a host, who will take the broadcast from the featured match to one of the other matches when a goal happens.
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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