The UEFA Champions League tournament is a tournament featuring the top teams from throughout Europe and as such is one of the most watched soccer tournaments in the world. Most years you’ll have teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Real Madrid vying to be crowned the top team in all of Europe.
This years tournament features soccer giants Barcelona FC, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’ Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, and Juventus among others. The tournament group stages occur between September of 2016 and December of 2016, with the knockout stages taking place between February 2017 and June 2017. The champion will be decided on June 3rd, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales at Millennium Stadium.
For US viewers there are two options to watch Champions League games. Fox Sports owns the exclusive rights in English while ESPN owns rights to some games in English and Spanish. This means you could have multiple options to root as your favorite team attempts to become the best team in the world.
I have access to both Fox Sports, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes but not long ago, I only had access to ESPN Deportes through my internet provider (Cox Cable). ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes broadcast some games but not all. If you’re looking to watch a specific team or all games, Fox Sports is the best option. Below are details of three of the streaming options that include FS1: Fubo.tv, DirectvNow and Sling (Fox Sports is part of the Blue package while ESPN is part of the Orange extra add-on).
- Current Fubo.tv‘s offer include a 24 free trial, DVR functionality and like Sling there are no contracts. (**The premier package which includes FoxSports is $34.99/month)
- Current Sling offers include a free 7-day trial, free Roku Express if you pre-pay for 1 monthor a 50% discount on a Roku Premiere +/ Apple TV if you pre-pay for three months.
- DirectvNow is offering a free Apple TV for those who pre-pay for three months.