January 24, 2022
Global live soccer continues to be a magnet for U.S. streaming platforms.
Online TV platform FuboTV Jan. 24 became the latest domestic streamer to announce it has secured exclusive U.S. rights through a six-year sublicense with Fox Sports to stream select matches from Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The distribution deal kicks off with the UEFA Nations League in June. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Through its deal with Fox, FuboTV will be the exclusive home to a package of selected UEFA National Team Football matches through 2028. Fubo will have exclusive rights to stream select matches featuring the top European national teams, including Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. The company’s coverage includes select matches within the following events in all languages (except Spanish and Portuguese):
- UEFA Nations League
- European Qualifiers to UEFA Euro 2024 and 2028
- European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2026
- Friendly Matches played by European nations controlled by UEFA
- UEFA Euro2024 (5 Matches)
- UEFA Euro2028 (5 Matches)
“Soccer has always been integral to FuboTV’s DNA,” David Gandler, co-founder/CEO of the online service said in a statement. “Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for the company as we work to differentiate our sports-first content portfolio and reinvent interactive sports and entertainment television.”
FuboTV’s UEFA coverage will stream on Fubo Sports Network, which is available as part of Fubo’s base plan of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels. Select UEFA matches and all re-broadcasts will stream on Fubo Sports Network and its distribution partners, including Hisense Smart TVs, LG Channels, Sports on Tubi, Plex, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels and Comcast-owned ad-supported platform Xumo.