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CBS Sports launches Champions League streaming channel

The channel is available on Pluto TV this week and will roll out to Paramount Plus in May.

The channel is available on Pluto TV this week and will roll out to Paramount Plus in May.

A soccer ball inside a stadium. (Stock image, Graphic by The Desk)
A soccer ball inside a stadium. (Stock image, Graphic by The Desk)

CBS Sports is rolling out a new free streaming television channel dedicated to the UEFA Champions League.

Starting Friday, streamers with the Pluto TV or CBS Sports app on their TVs, phones and tablets will have instant access to rolling highlights of all the memorable moments and dramatic finishes from UEFA Champions League.

Paramount Plus offers live access to every UEFA Champions League match, as well as on-demand replays. The streaming platform is set to get the Champions League highlights channel in May, CBS Sports said in a statement.

“UEFA Champions League represents the absolute best soccer in the world, and this new channel delivers fans an always-on venue to relive the special moments, sensational goals, iconic players and storied clubs that define this one-of-a-kind tournament,” Jeffrey Gerttula, the Executive Vice President of Digital at CBS Sports, said in a statement. “CBS Sports is the 24-7 home for soccer fans in this country, and we’re excited for this latest addition to our industry-leading multiplatform soccer coverage.”

CBS Sports acquired the domestic telecast rights to UEFA Champions League events in 2020. Since then, the broadcaster has built up its streaming offerings around premium live soccer events, to include launching the first-ever streaming channel dedicated to soccer news and highlights, the CBS Sports Golazo Network. The channel complements CBS Sports HQ, one of the first free, ad-supported streaming sports news channels in the U.S.

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