Fox renews Champs League rights through 2017-18

Fox Sports has renewed U.S. and Caribbean media rights to the

European Champions League for three seasons through 2017-18.

Fox took over as the U.S. broadcaster for Europe’s top club

competition in 2009-10 from ESPN, which had held the rights since

1994-95.

Fox also said Monday it had renewed rights to the second-tier

Europa League for three seasons through 2017-18. It replaced

DirecTV starting with the 2012-13 season.

The deal includes broadcast and digital rights for 146 Champions

League games per season from the playoff round through the

final.

Fox lost U.S. rights to the English Premier League to NBC

starting with the 2013-14 season.