Turner and Univision have won the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League games starting in 2018. Univision are retaining the rights that they had but Turner, with an accepted bid of $60 million annually, beat out NBC and Fox. Their winning bid assures them the rights for a three year period.
I am shocked that FOX didn't go all out to win the bid seeing as how they have the World Cup rights through the 2026 tournament. They have the rights to some MLS games along with the German Bundesliga. Perhaps the Champions League doesn't help them convert viewers into World Cup watchers when the time comes.
It has not been announced yet but Turner could broadcast the Champions League on TNT or TBS as it does its other sports lineups. How do you think Turner will handle the one of the greatest sporting tournaments in the world?