The afternoons of Champions by ESPN have become a tradition for soccer fans in Colombia, but a possible tumble seems to be on the way
For more than 25 years the UEFA Champions League has been seen in Colombia through the ESPN network. However, the most important club tournament in the world would cease to be broadcast as we all know and an additional cost would be paid to see the best players in the world.
Guilty? TNT Sports. The Argentine channel belonging to the Warner Media group is in the process of expansion throughout the continent and has already absorbed the sports channels of Chile, Brazil and now landed in Mexico. In the Aztec country, from the next Champions League, the matches will be televised on TNT Mexico instead of on ESPN and Fox Sports, which makes it inevitable to wonder if the same can happen in Colombia
Warner would also be looking to enter the country and that would be buying Win Sports, acquiring the rights of Colombian Professional Soccer. Thus, Win could be renamed TNT Sports Colombia and, becoming part of the TNT conglomerate in Latin America, it would acquire the rights to the Champions League in the country.
As is already known, Win currently broadcasts matches from the Colombian, German and Turkish league through Win Sports +, its premium channel.
In the event that TNT Sports acquires Win, it would take over the television rights of the European competition in Colombia. If no other operator with its own sports channels, such as DirecTV, negotiates to obtain the rights, Colombians who wish to watch the Champions League will have no choice but to subscribe to the current premium channel of Win Sports.