ESPN renews rights to UEFA Champions League

ESPN International has retained the broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europe League in Spanish-speaking Latin America until the 2020-21 seasons, the company said in a press release. The deal includes all media rights for the region.
ESPN will broadcast 71 Champions League matches per season under the new agreement, with 66 matches from the final playoff round to the quarterfinals broadcast exclusively on the network and pay TV. In addition, ESPN will also carry 103 UEFA Europa League matches per season.
The new deal will begin on August 15 in Tallinn, Estonia, with the 43rd edition of the UEFA Super Cup in 2018. This tournament brings together the two current UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League champions.
ESPN’s coverage will air live across a variety of multimedia platforms. Additionally, the network will offer extensive coverage including goals and highlights of each match, special reporting and analysis throughout the tournaments via the brand’s regional digital platforms. In addition, for the first time ever, ESPN will also distribute match highlights across its social media platforms.