All Access hosts a series of CBS series, including originals such as the Star Trek shows and The Twilight Zone and live TV streams. The Champions League games will add "exclusive, live, marquee sports" to the service for the first time, said acting CEO Joe Ianniello in an earnings call. "Football fans know that these rights represent some of the most prestigious and popular football tournaments in the world, so we couldn't be more pleased that we have won this very contentious process."
ESPN, NBCUniversal and Fox are all said to have offered the rights, while Univision has reportedly renewed the agreement for Spanish-language broadcasts. The terms of the CBS agreement were not published. CBS is taking a similar approach to Turner in how it plans to broadcast Champions League matches. While TNT broadcasts some matches, most stream on B / R Live for $ 3 / game or $ 1
Meanwhile, CBS did not reveal the current subscriber numbers for All Access and Showtime on the call, but expects to hit 25 million subscribers for both by 2022. Ianniello also noted that on Wednesday, several CBS channels for Pluto TV will likely be confirmed. Viacom owns the ad-supported streaming service, and the pending merger with CBS could be completed early next month.