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US Champions League rights awarded to Turner Sports, Univision

The Turner Sports division of US cable-television broadcaster Turner Broadcasting System and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have acquired rights in the US to football’s Uefa Champions League, according to multiple reports.

The rights will cover three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

The Bloomberg news agency said Turner will pay about $60m (€57m) per year, with Univision paying about $35m per year.

Media company 21st Century Fox is the current rights-holder for the Champions League.

Bloomberg also reported that social media website Facebook is in talks to stream live coverage of Major League Baseball games.