Broadcasting Cable – Turner Building Sports Streaming Service With UEFA Soccer Rights

Sports, perhaps the strongest selling point for traditional cable bundles, are increasingly moving OTT.

August 17, 2017

‘Turner says it plans to use the rights it has acquired to soccer’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League as the foundation for a new stand-alone direct-to-consumer streaming platform as sports, already the most powerful programming on broadcast and cable TV, continues to move over-the-top.

The move follows last week’s announcement that Disney was moving up the launch of a new ESPN branded subscription streaming service. Twitter is streaming Major League baseball games and Amazon will be streaming Thursday night NFL games this season.’

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