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: October 10, 2019
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, 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 Manchester United, Arsenal, Sevilla, Roma, Sporting CP, CSKA Moscow and others.
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. All 137 UEFA Champions League matches will air live across Univision’s platforms this season, including more than 80 on linear networks Univision, UniMás, TUDN and Galavisión. (The 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League on the Univision networks was most-watched edition in the competition’s history on U.S. television, regardless of language, reaching nearly 22.2 million).
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 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: September through December, 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: February through March, with matches on B/R Live and TNT each Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET
• Quarterfinals: April, with live coverage on B/R Live and TNT at 3 p.m. ET
• Semifinals: May, with matches on B/R Live and TNT at 3 p.m. ET
• Final: Saturday, May 30 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). Meanwhile, TNT will televise many 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 UEFA Champions League games throughout the season. Univision broadcasts the Spanish-language coverage of the tournament on US television.
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.
Also, select UEFA Champions League matches will also air across the country on the TUDN Radio network and the TUDN Radio channel on SiriusXM.
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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