FOX Sports Renews Exclusive Rights to UEFA Tournaments


LOS ANGELES: FOX Sports has renewed its exclusive U.S. and Caribbean media rights for three seasons of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, two of the world’s most prestigious soccer tournaments.

The partnership between the broadcaster and the UEFA, Europe’s governing body of soccer, will allow FOX Sports to cover the championships from 2015-16 through 2017-18.

Currently, FOX Sports is in the second of a three-season agreement with the UEFA for both competitions that is set to extend through 2014/15.

“We are elated to continue our partnership with UEFA and serve as home of its flagship properties through at least 2018,” said David Nathanson, the general manager and chief operating officer of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. “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.”