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CBS announces Champions League and Europa League: July 2020

CBS today announced its full schedule for the conclusion of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in August, with coverage spanning multiple platforms.

All UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches, beginning on Wednesday, August 5, will be streamed live on CBS All Access. CBS Sports Network will air a UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match each day on August 7 and August 8 as well as the UEFA Champions League Final on Sunday, August 23.

CBS Sports Network will feature Manchester City vs. Real Madrid on August 7 and Barcelona vs. Napoli on August 8. During the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, when there are simultaneous matches, CBS Sports Network will have the ability to switch to a more competitive game in order to best serve the soccer fan. Each of the three CBS Sports Network matches will begin with a 90-minute pregame show.

Earlier this month, ViacomCBS and UEFA announced the details of a multi-platform agreement for CBS All Access and CBS Sports to serve as the exclusive English-language home in the U.S. of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League through 2024, beginning in August. Due to the short turnaround and with the CBS Television Network already having previous commitments at the same time of the tournament Final on Sunday, August 23, ViacomCBS will present the Final across multiple platforms on both CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access.

CBS All Access is now offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August, giving fans the ability to watch every match in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League August tournaments for free during their trial. Just use promo code PLAY when signing up.

Beginning in October with the start of the 2020-2021 season and continuing throughout the 2023-2024 season, all matches will be available on CBS All Access, with select marquee matches also airing on the CBS Television Network. Over the length of the deal, ViacomCBS will feature the most UEFA matches ever on U.S. broadcast television, including every UEFA Champions League Final on the CBS Television Network beginning in May 2021.

CBS Sports Network, CBS All Access and CBS Sports Digital will deliver additional coverage and original programming, including primetime encores on CBS Sports Network and every match available on demand on CBS All Access. CBS Sports Digital will feature highlights from each match across social channels and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network.

 

All kick-off times listed are in the Eastern United States timezone

 

Wednesday, August 5

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Wolfsburg (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 12:55pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

FC Copenhagen vs. Istanbul Basaksehir (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 12:55pm, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

Manchester United vs. LASK (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

Inter Milan vs. Getafe (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 3pm, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Thursday, August 6

Sevilla vs. Roma (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 12:55pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Rangers (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 12:55pm, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Olympiacos (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

Basel vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg), 3pm, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Friday, August 7

Juventus vs. Lyon (Champions League Round of 16, second leg), 3pm, Galavision, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

Manchester City vs. Real Madrid (Champions League Round of 16, second leg), 3pm, CBS Sports Network, UniMas, TUDN, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 8

Barcelona vs. Napoli (Champions League Round of 16, second leg), 3pm, CBS Sports Network, Univision, TUDN, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea (Champions League Round of 16, second leg), 3pm, Galavision, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra and fuboTV (free trial)

 

 

Monday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 11

Europa League quarterfinals (teams TBD), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Wednesday, August 12

Atalanta vs. PSG (Champions League quarterfinal), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Thursday, August 13

RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid (Champions League quarterfinal), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Friday, August 14

Napoli or Barcelona (Champions League quarterfinal), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Saturday, August 15

Real Madrid or Manchester City (Champions League quarterfinal), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Sunday, August 16

Europa League semifinal 1 (teams TBD), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Monday, August 17

Europa League semifinal 2 (teams TBD), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Tuesday, August 18

UEFA Champions League semifinal 1, 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Wednesday, August 19

UEFA Champions League semifinal 2, 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Friday, August 21

Europa League final (teams TBD), 3pm, TUDN, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

Sunday, August 23

UEFA Champions League Final (to be played in Lisbon, Portugal), 3pm, CBS Sports Network, TUDN, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, CBS All Access and fuboTV (free trial)

 

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40 Comments

40 Comments

  1. Azer

    August 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    1:30AM. I’m guessing that’s ET? Are you kidding? Most if not all people are sleeping at that time.
    ”How can you ask for more?” I’ll take that as sarcasm.
    Let’s just wait and see what happens next season. How many games will be on the CBS Sports Network. It looks like CBS is following in Turner Sports footsteps but I’ll wait to see. Thank God there is the Univision family of networks & TUDNXTRA which if free. CBS can go to hell.

  2. rajvosa

    August 2, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Next week CBS Sports Network schedule: Thursday, 1:30 am – “UEFA Europa League Highlights – Highlights, interviews and player and team features from the UEFA Europa League.”
    How can you ask for more!?

  3. Travis

    August 2, 2020 at 12:09 am

    They really shouldn’t nickel and dime us like this.

    This is precisely why soccer will never truly take off in the States, why it remains distant behind the other four major sports in the public perception.

    Not having the Champions League final on main free to air CBS network is a massive oversight on the part of the bigwigs. The Champions League final gets higher ratings than the Super Bowl worldwide. CBS not being smart here.

    • Donald Duck

      August 2, 2020 at 7:51 am

      So what you want is for CBS to move a PGA golf game to where exactly.
      I am thankful that we have access even if it is through CBS All Access.
      Yes Champions League is huge around the world but trust me Golf like (The Masters, The Open) will get better ratings head to head here in USA.
      Smart decision this year. But hopefully next season we will see many more matches on CBS and CBS Sports. But as for me ill be watching them all with the app.

      • Eddie.

        August 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

        This could impact the PGA TOUR due to UEFA soccer.

  4. JP

    July 30, 2020 at 8:36 am

    As many have already said, it’s very disappointing they aren’t making more use of CBSSN, which currently had absolutely nothing noteworthy to show weekday afternoons. I was hoping they’d make CL and EL a priority to really build programming around.
    Perhaps with commitments already being made they couldn’t do this for the end of this year’s tournaments, since they took on the contract early at short notice.
    Hoping this will change for next season’s tournament and beyond. CBSSN really has no excuse not to, I’m a huge sports fan and never think to even check that channel.
    They can still make available over CBS All Access if they’re trying to promote that, can be like an HBO Max where the same content is available through cable or through their streaming option.

  5. Dan N.

    July 29, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Seriously,
    I’m baffled at what “programming commitments” CBS already has in place that can possibly be higher priority to air during all those weekdays for the QFs and SFs for both CL and EL. Hopefully this won’t be the case for next year’s competition.

    • Chronos

      July 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      Major League Fishing. That appears to be the committment.

      • nosferatu

        July 30, 2020 at 4:34 am

        And maybe a simulcast of a radio show.

  6. nosferatu

    July 29, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I just saw elsewhere that there’s a one-month free promo code out there right now for a month of CBS All Access (possibly related to the TV show Big Brother). The code is PLAY and good until 8/16/20.

    They really need to get more games on CBSSN starting in the fall. And it’s crazy that UEFA doesn’t care if their showcase competition is going to get much actual TV coverage here. I don’t really care that this is a way for CBS to make money and get people to subscribe to All Access. The simple fact is that UEFA should care that this will create a lot less casual interest in their product.

  7. rick

    July 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Big mistake- the final for Champions League should be on nationwide CBS main network channel not CBSSN.

    The ratings would be so much higher- pathetic and greed.

    • Eddie

      July 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Is this impact the PGA tour on moving early or put on CBS sports network due to UEFA champions league final which they going to air final on CBS May 2021.
      CBS sports network air third round of PGA tour and CBS air final round of PGA tour.

      • Michael

        July 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm

        You have a good point that I didn’t think about. CBS will never bump PGA Tour. That is one of their anchor programs. Even last week with just a random everyday non major tournament they got 2.04 million with 1.3 ratings. The Masters will get 10-13 million (depending on Tiger’s status), with 8.5-9.0 rating. But that is the weekend, it is not relevant, it would only affect the Championship Games. The reason that the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday games will be only on CBSN instead of CBS during that time slot there is: 1. The Bold and the Beautiful (26.2 million viewers) 2. The Talk 2. 4 million viewers. 3. Local News, the bread and butter money maker for any local channel. This is the nature of TV. Even Track N Field which used to be a stable on CBS has been moved to CBSN.

        • Eddie

          July 29, 2020 at 7:48 pm

          What about CBS daytime program will impact due to UEFA soccer

          • Michael

            July 29, 2020 at 11:14 pm

            Soccer is Tuesday, Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00, and 3:00 – 5:00 because the games are in Europe’s prime-time
            US Daytime TV which are game-shows, Soap operas and talks shows are from 10:00 – 4:00. The News is usually 4:00 – 6:00 and then the National news is at 6:30. There are not sports that will ever take those slots. Even when there is a daytime Major League Baseball day time playoff game, it will not bump daytime TV. Those games will always be on TBS, FS1, MLBN, or ESPN. Always on Cable. Starting next year the UCL with be on CBSSN like it was on TBS this year. I am sure that they will work out next year where the UCL title game is on CBS, because they would have time to plan around the PGA Tour obligations.

            • eddie

              July 30, 2020 at 11:49 am

              is this impact on the PGA Tour on May 2021 or conflict on CBS schedule sports on other properties on their program.

  8. Ole Ballcoach

    July 29, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I don’t understand not showing 1 game per day on CBSSN- and the finals at least on CBS. Hell even next weekend American Pulisic and Chelsea vs Bayern Munich at 3 pm on a Saturday. Beats Andy Griffith !! Come on CBS – do us right !!

  9. ToffeeFever

    July 29, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    CBS: “mOsT UeFa mAtChEs eVeR On u.s. BrOaDcAsT TeLeViSiOn”

  10. Brian

    July 29, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Not surprised. But why bother to show two games on CBS Sports Network but not anymore? I was hoping at the least to have one match per match day at least on that. Is there a possibility leading up to the other rounds they announce more games on CBSN? Also sidenote: Download the CBS SPorts HQ app. It is great and they advertise pregame coverage on match days happening throughout the day.

    • Michael

      July 29, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      It will be different next year. This year’s programming was already booked up before CBS won the rights to broadcast the games. CBSSN will be the primary TV place next year, just like TBS was this year until the shutdown.

      • Eddie

        August 1, 2020 at 2:57 pm

        Well, you said that CBSSN might be for next year’s coverage instead of CBS.

  11. Michael

    July 29, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I will be watching TUDN when at the office. Many of TUDN’s games were also multicast on Unimas, & Univision.
    If they do that same this year, that is free over the air broadcast when I am at home….but this is great that we can watch watch all of the replays right away on CBS All Access. This is a great deal. The CBS Studios does all of their sports at a much better quality level than Fox or TBS. I don’t know their Soccer talent, but I am sure that they won’t go cheap on this. This is much cheaper than B/R Live. I would actually consider getting CBS All Access. There was no way that I would have gotten B/R Live. CBS is a much better value with much more content to offer. Including the the March Madness that I don’t have get access to with FuboTV Espanol. I will check out how they do to finish up this year and then determine if I get it after the trial.

    • eddie

      July 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Why TUDN is multicast and simulcast on both networks on Univision, Unimas, and Galavison every time on a game?

      • Michael

        July 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm

        There are some that are on TUDN only….but the big games with big teams are usually on Unimas or Univision because all you need is an antenna and you can watch it over the air.

        • eddie

          July 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm

          Got it
          Also, every game TUDN always simulcasting on networks for a reason which I don’t know why do it?

      • NaBUru38

        July 30, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Many cities don’t have Univisión / UniMás stations, such as Detroit, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Columbus, Cincinnati and Jacksonville.

        • eddie

          July 30, 2020 at 11:53 am

          Okay, but every game is always on Univision networks simulcast on TUDN for a reason of cable or they don’t have these channels for a reason?

  12. Garrett M.

    July 29, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Stupid as f*ck. Can’t even have the final, THE FINAL on over the air CBS. Bull*hit at is maximum. Even FOX had it on it’s over the air channel.

    • CTBlues

      July 29, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      CBS just got these rights do you think they are going to put soccer on big CBS when they have the PGA Tour playoffs that weekend?

  13. Quique R

    July 29, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    No thank you CBS, I’ll be watching the games on UniMás, TUDN and whatever other channel Univision owns. I don’t need to pay any streaming fees for this. Better in game commentary anyway.

    • John G.

      July 29, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Undoubtedly, if one habla Español.

  14. John G.

    July 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    The USA needs a firm commitment to end cable TV as we know it by a target date… say eight to ten years from the beginning of the mandate. During that time, the technology to encode video that can only be decoded by a subscriber could be developed and the set top boxes to replace existing cable boxes (which are all based on CableCard or proprietary technology that lock out competition) could be developed.

    • John G.

      July 29, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      Imagine the EPL being able to offer the “world feed” itself and tell the existing vertically integrated media companies to “sod off”.

      • Jared

        July 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

        The problem comes with the Olympics and World Cups, which are “country-focused” broadcasts. All other sports should be able to be viewed on a single “world feed.”

    • John G.

      July 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      Another key component would be a public alternative to the proprietary routing protocols negotiated in secret between media providers like MLB Advanced Media (now owned by ESPN) and companies like Comcast, which operate “toll lanes” inside their own private networks. For example, apps that connect MLB Advanced Media’s sports content (e.g., MLB, NHL) to people wherever they are on the Internet negotiate the most efficient protocol based on network topology. If someone is on the Comcast Internet network, the content is streamed through them in a fashion that allows only one stream to be multiplexed down through their system to individual ring networks in neighborhoods that allocate bandwidth in “channels” (look at the technical specs for the “cable modems” that handle high speeds and they’ll discuss how many “channels” worth of data they can upload or download).

      How would such a public alternative work? It would create an analogy to the DNS (Domain Name Service) without the ties it imposes to physical IP addresses. If one looks at the phone system pre-national plans, there was a network with those ties (land lines, area codes, etc) and one without them (“800” numbers). Even “800” numbers started out with geographic limitations… most companies wouldn’t allow them to be called in-state because the overhead was too much to pay. Motel 6 had people call New Mexico for reservations instead of an 800 number for a very long time… they were one of the last big companies to switch over.

      has an unfortunate tie to physical IP addresses, that would name content instead of IP addresses… something like 800 numbers but for the Internet.

  15. Ivan

    July 29, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, Univision Deportes then. As expected.

    Epic fail by CBS. As expected.

    • John G.

      July 29, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      The technology to allow streaming to be every bit as high-quality as cable exists… but it is being blocked by vested interests, not just of the vertically integrated media companies that are constantly blasted here (even though they were all created during a Democratic Presidential administration) but the politicians gorging on their campaign contributions. That POTUS’s ban on “toll lanes on the Internet” was MEANT to allow politicians and vertically integrated media companies to “grab a handful off the top” (thank you, Boz, for the line) of all the money to be made from foreign content. With those “lanes”, channels from all over the world would be able to stream high-quality video into the USA without paying off extortionate middlemen.

  16. John

    July 29, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, I miss Fox…………..

    • Travis

      July 29, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      Ditto kiddo,

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