Could Ch5 bid for the Champions League rights?

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  • BT on defensive as Sky prepares to bid for Champions League

    BT Sport’s stranglehold on Champions League football is set to be challenged as Sky prepares to enter the battle for the £1bn-plus TV rights when bids are submitted on Monday.

    CBS has reportedly sealed the U.S. rights to European soccer's biggest annual event.

    The network has American broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League, Bloomberg says.

    It takes over from Turner Broadcasting (NYSE:T) for three years starting in 2021, in a deal now valued at $150M (up from $100M).

    CBS has just won the rights to broadcast the Champions League in America, but could they surprise everyone and do the same here too?


    Currently, Ch5 is owned by CBS' sister company Viacom, but both companies are re-merging with each other and that process completes early next month. So, could the re-merged ViacomCBS, as it will be called, take on Sky and BT and make a bid for the rights to the football themselves? They've got the dosh, if they wanted to do it.

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  • We have both Sky and BT Sports but only watch Premier League matches, we have no interest in the minor leagues, championship leagues, and womens fooball

    If They Can Do It So Can I

  • Just as well, because if this ends up on Ch5, they'll be tons of ads and celeb news interrupting the football.

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  • Just as well, because if this ends up on Ch5, they'll be tons of ads and celeb news interrupting the football.

    ITV seem to cope, they pile all the ads in before the start, at the end, and half time of matches

    Imagine if they showed them during the game, just as Mo Salah was about to kick for goal a DFS ad popped up :thumbdown:

    If They Can Do It So Can I

  • We have BT Sports but never watch Champions League, we just watch Premier League

    If They Can Do It So Can I

  • We have BT Sports but never watch Champions League, we just watch Premier League

    The significance is that some matches may be viewable by those who don't have the resources to pay for a subscription.

    Protect the vulnerable and get back to work

  • Yep, and the rights stay out of Amazon's clutches too.

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  • The significance is that some matches may be viewable by those who don't have the resources to pay for a subscription.

    Everybody has the resources is they properly budget

    I am a basic state pensioner and I do not have a problem, in fact I have never been so well of. I didn't believe my mother who said the same when she was so generous to her grandchildren

    If They Can Do It So Can I