Report: CBS Acquires Champions League Broadcast Rights Starting in 2021


In a surprising television twist, UEFA Champions League coverage is changing networks.

According to Sports Business Journal, CBS has acquired the league's rights, which currently belong to Turner Sports, and will start airing coverage in 2021 through 2024.

SBJ also reports that the games will air on the CBS, CBS Sports Network and CBS' streaming service, "All Access."

Univision inked a new deal with the Champions League and will remain a broadcast partner, continuing to air games on its broadcast and cable channels.

CBS and Univision are reportedly paying $150 million combined for the rights, up from the $100 million that Turner/Univision had paid in the previous deal.