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Caribbean football lovers to get UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League treat

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 10:53 AM
Real Madrid's players celebrate at the end of a LaLiga football match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain in May. Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years, avoiding its biggest title drought since the 1980s. - File

Kicking off in August 2018 with the 2018/19 European football season, Caribbean sports fans will have access to every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match, as SportsMax and Flow Sports team up with UEFA to bring some of the world’s most exciting football matches to the Caribbean. 

Under the terms of this new three-season deal, SportsMax and Flow Sports will equally share all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches starting in August 2018 and for each season through to June 2021, ensuring broadcast of the highest possible number of matches across the Caribbean. Fans will also be able to enjoy the new UEFA Champions League “double headers”, as live matches will kick-off at both 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern Time during the Group Stage.

The two networks have been awarded the rights through to the end of the 2020/21 European football season following a competitive tender process that included the award of all live matches, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions. No financial terms were disclosed.

UEFA says they are pleased to be broadening the distribution of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the Caribbean.