First, Europe. Then South America followed by North America. And now Asia. Paramount+ is acquiring soccer rights from around the world and bringing them into homes across the United States.
As part of a rights agreement with the Asian Football Confederation, Paramount+ has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to the following competitions:
• AFC Men’s World Cup qualifying
• AFC Men’s Champions League
• AFC Men’s Asian Cup
• AFC Women’s Asian Cup (their World Cup qualifiers)
Those competitions, expected to begin in the fall of 2021, will grow Paramount+‘s soccer portfolio in the United States. The leading streaming provider already has the rights to the UEFA Champions League, NWSL, Europa League, Serie A, Concacaf Nations League, mens and women’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Conference League, Brasileirāo, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Copa de la Liga Profesional, and, beginning next year, the Supercopa Argentina.
The often neglected (in the United States, that is) Asian soccer competitions have finally found a regular home in this country. In previous years, everyone from DAZN to Eleven Sports to One World Sports and other broadcasters have showed games from the Asian region.
In addition to soccer coverage from around the world, Paramount+ offers access to tens of thousands of episodes from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel, as well as hundreds of iconic movies from Paramount Pictures — as well as live broadcasts of CBS, CBSN (CBS News), CBS Sports HQ and ET Live. For sports fans, in addition to soccer, Paramount+ offers NFL, college football, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, The Masters, PGA Championship, PGA Tour and other sporting competitions.
Paramount+ supports PC or Mac as well as Roku, iPhone and Android phones, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TV, Vizio and XBOX One.
Paramount+ is currently offering a free 7-day trial.
Author: Christopher Harris