NEW YORK: Fox Sports has extended its media rights agreement with Europe’s soccer governing body UEFA to showcase the Champions League & Europa League in the United States and Caribbean, for three additional seasons from 2015-16 through 2017-18.
Fox Sports has been the English and Spanish language rights holder in the United States and Caribbean for the Champions League since the 2009-10 season and Europa League since 2012-13.
The new agreement with European federation UEFA is claimed to ensure “comprehensive coverage of both tournaments on multiple channels and [Fox] platforms.”
David Nathanson, general manager and coo of Fox Sports 1 and Sports 2, said: “The combination of UEFA Champions and Europa leagues provides viewers with the complete club competition experience at the highest level.
“The fact that all the leading European teams and players continue to be seen on one destination speaks to Fox Sports’ commitment to showcase the world’s best. No other sports television franchise has an elite international soccer schedule that even comes close.”
In total, Fox plans to carry 146 UEFA Champions League games annually throughout the term of the agreement.