Berlin CBS previously broadcast these contests in the USA, but on more favorable terms. The new contract runs for six years, with UEFA receiving 250 million euros per season, according to The Athletic. Previously it was 100 million per season. There will be a separate sale of the Spanish language rights.
From 2024, the first division reform, long planned by UEFA, should come into effect. Among other things, the field of Champions League participants will be increased from 32 to 36 teams, increasing the number of matches per season from 125 to 225. This is aimed at additional income.
“UEFA has been a major driver of Paramount+ since the beginning, and we are delighted to extend this successful partnership and further demonstrate world-class football, building on the incredible momentum we have created over the past two years,” said Sean McManus. President of CBS Sports. The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool (1-0) was watched by 2.8 million viewers on CBS in May, more than ever. In 2026 the World Cup Finals will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
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