Following Turner’s decision to opt out of its UEFA contract, CBS will begin coverage of the UEFA Champion League in August 2020. The American commercial broadcaster had initially acquired Champions League rights in USA for the 2021-2024 period; however, with Turner backing out of their deal for Europe’s primary club soccer competition, CBS was given the chance to start airing the Champions League in USA on its television and digital platforms two seasons early. As part of the agreement, CBS Sports and CBS All Access will show all UEFA club competitions, including the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa Conference League until 2024.
CBS All Access will stream all UEFA Champions League matches live online every season from 2020 till the end of the deal, whereas CBS Television and CBS Sports Network will televise three big games every match day. Champions League broadcasts on CBS will be carried out in English language, along with auxiliary programming and match highlights.