UEFA’s Euro 2024 games and qualifiers may air across FOX Sports and fubo TV, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.
Under the terms of the deal, fubo TV will stream an unspecified number of UEFA 2024 games beginning with the qualifiers. FOX and fubo have yet to decide which games fubo will stream. However, FOX Sports will likely cherrypick the big matches. With this in mind, the remainder are likely to go to fubo. In fact, with UEFA 2024 qualifiers running between March 2023 and March 2024, fubo TV will have plenty to choose from. That’s a consequence of FOX’s limited bandwidth available across their linear properties.
SBJ reports that the deal will include Euro 2024 through Euro 2028 qualifiers and tournaments. Plus the package will include the UEFA Nations League.
FOX Sports does have Tubi, its streaming service. With a ‘Sports On Tubi’ section, that may end up being the home for some of the games too.
ESPN had held the rights to the European Championship and qualifiers since 2008. It was ESPN’s coverage of Euro 2008 that was a turning point for the broadcaster. It was the beginning of a critically-acclaimed coverage of tournaments from Euro 2008 through Euro 2020.
The agreement makes a lot of sense for a couple of reasons. Firstly, 21st Century FOX had an investment in fubo TV. (21st Century FOX was later sold to Disney). Secondly, fubo TV began life as a soccer-specific service. It knows the audience better than most of its competitors.
Euro 2024 games in Spanish
FOX Sports and fubo TV may announce the deal for Euro 2024 games in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, sources say Univision may finalize its deal for Euro 2024 games (and Euro 2028) in Spanish.
More recently, fubo TV has exclusively streamed World Cup qualifiers from CONMEBOL to viewers in the United States.
Streaming of top international soccer competitions continues to evolve. Interestingly, Euro 2008 was the first major international tournament to air in its entirety over the Internet.