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Turner Sports and Champions League FAQ: Big changes for US soccer fans

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Turner Sports has revealed more details regarding their coverage plans for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for sports fans in the United States.

And as we predicted in May, there are big changes.

In order to try to parse through all of the questions, I’ve written the following FAQ to help.

Turner Sports and Champions League FAQ: Big changes for US soccer fans

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Turner Sports has revealed more details regarding their coverage plans for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for sports fans in the United States.

And as we predicted in May, there are big changes.

In order to try to parse through all of the questions, I’ve written the following FAQ to help.

Univision Deportes poised to attract Champions League viewers turned off by Turner’s paywall

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In light of the announcement by Turner Sports where 80% of Champions League and Europa League games won’t be available on television beginning with the 2018/19 season, Univision Deportes is poised to attract English-language soccer fans who will watch games in Spanish to avoid having to pay the subscription fee to access Turner’s paid streaming service.

It’s going to cost more to watch soccer after Turner’s Champions League deal

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Turner Sports’ announcement on Thursday regarding how it’ll distribute the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the next seasons will have one major impact - it’s going to cost soccer fans more to watch the Beautiful Game than ever before.

In 2018, Turner Sports will launch a new online sports platform where about 80% of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games will be aired during the 2018-2019 competitions.

Turner to make 80% of Champions League available only via streaming paid-subscription service

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On the heels of NBC’s Premier League Pass and ESPN announcing its own paid streaming service, Turner Sports will launch a new, online paid-subscription service beginning in the summer of 2018 to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League rights that it owns.

The net result to soccer fans is that more than 80% of the UEFA Champions League games will only be available via a paid subscription model

Turner’s rights deal for the Champions League and Europa League begins in August, 2018 and runs through 2021.

Could Turner Sports’ strategy for the Champions League be an over-the-top subscription play?

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Among soccer fans, there has been much anticipation about how Turner Sports will broadcast the UEFA Champions League when they begin coverage in the late summer of 2018.

At the same time, there’s also been a lot of speculation about what channels Turner Sports will use to distribute the games to soccer fans throughout the United States.

Could Turner Sports’ strategy for the Champions League be an over-the-top subscription play?

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Among soccer fans, there has been much anticipation about how Turner Sports will broadcast the UEFA Champions League when they begin coverage in the late summer of 2018.

At the same time, there’s also been a lot of speculation about what channels Turner Sports will use to distribute the games to soccer fans throughout the United States.

Why truTV may be Turner Sports’ ticket to UEFA Champions League success

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While many English-language sportswriters and sports business reporters in the U.S. were caught by surprise by Turner Sports’ $180 million winning bid for the U.S. English-language media rights for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League for August 2018-May 2021, this seemingly bold move by Turner Sports appears to this long-time observer of the U.

UEFA doubles Champions League TV rights revenue in $100 million/year deals

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While the past 12 months have been a turbulent time for UEFA, the European soccer organization has managed to double the amount of revenue it’ll generate for Champions League and Europa League coverage in the United States.

Under UEFA’s current deal with FOX Sports, the broadcaster pays approximately $52 million per year for the rights to show the games in both English and Spanish to viewers in the United States.

UEFA doubles Champions League TV rights revenue in $100 million/year deals

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While the past 12 months have been a turbulent time for UEFA, the European soccer organization has managed to double the amount of revenue it’ll generate for Champions League and Europa League coverage in the United States.

Under UEFA’s current deal with FOX Sports, the broadcaster pays approximately $52 million per year for the rights to show the games in both English and Spanish to viewers in the United States.

Turner Sports and Univision acquire UEFA Champions League TV rights in USA

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EXCLUSIVE: The US TV rights to the UEFA Champions League for seasons 2018 through 2021 have been acquired by Turner Sports and Univision in the United States, according to a World Soccer Talk source who is close to the situation.

FOX Sports, the current rights holder until the end of the 2017/18 season, lost the English-language TV rights to Turner Sports in a very competitive bidding process that included ESPN.

Turner Sports and Univision acquire UEFA Champions League TV rights in USA

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EXCLUSIVE: The US TV rights to the UEFA Champions League for seasons 2018 through 2021 have been acquired by Turner Sports and Univision in the United States, according to a World Soccer Talk source who is close to the situation.

FOX Sports, the current rights holder until the end of the 2017/18 season, lost the English-language TV rights to Turner Sports in a very competitive bidding process that included ESPN.

US broadcasters bid on UEFA Champions League TV rights for 2018-2021

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The bidding for the next round of US TV and streaming rights to the UEFA Champions League is close to being completed, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.

Our source understands that the TV networks bidding for the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in the United States from 2018 to 2021 are FOX Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports and NBC Sports.

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Turner Sports announces big changes for UEFA Champions League and Europa League: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In this special bonus episode, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• The breaking news about Turner Sports’ plans for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League,

• How the industry is moving to a different model for consumers wanting to watch soccer fans,

• Why the news mirrors NBC’s recent announcement about the Premier League,

• And much more.

Turner Sports announces big changes for UEFA Champions League and Europa League: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In this special bonus episode, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• The breaking news about Turner Sports’ plans for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League,

• How the industry is moving to a different model for consumers wanting to watch soccer fans,

• Why the news mirrors NBC’s recent announcement about the Premier League,

• And much more.

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

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What to expect from Turner Sports’ Champions League coverage: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 16, we cover a range of topics including:

• What soccer fans can expect to see from Turner Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage,

• News about YouTube TV and whether it’ll be a good fit for soccer fans,

• Looking ahead to the start to the 2017 MLS season and what the level of interest is,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

What to expect from Turner Sports’ Champions League coverage: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 16, we cover a range of topics including:

• What soccer fans can expect to see from Turner Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage,

• News about YouTube TV and whether it’ll be a good fit for soccer fans,

• Looking ahead to the start to the 2017 MLS season and what the level of interest is,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.