The excitement of the UEFA Champions League is unmatched for football lovers. However, it is not always easy to watch the games. Sometimes, due to geographic restrictions Due to television broadcasting rights, it may be difficult to enjoy matches in real time from certain territories.
VPNs (virtual private networks) allow you to avoid identifying the geographical origin of the Internet connection
It may also happen that, directly, there is no streaming platform or television network that has the rights to the broadcasts in that country or place. Then, all that remains is to resort to services from other countries that are not accessible directly, but rather with a VPN, as we will tell you later.
Where is the Champions League broadcast?
The rights to broadcast the matches in this competition are negotiated independently in each country. For years, they have been getting hold of them pay television platformsspecialized channels accessible only through subscription or streaming platforms, which makes it not easy to access the viewing of the matches.
These are the platforms on which you can watch the matches of this competition. Most of them are payment platforms, both in streaming and specialized channels via satellite or through DTT, so you will have to subscribe to their services to be able to access them.
-USA: In the United States, the rights to the Champions League belong to the streaming platform Paramount+
-United Kingdom: In this country it acquired the rights to TNT Sports, along with the broadcasting rights to UEFA matches.
-Spain: Champions League matches are available through the Movistar+ platform and also through the specialized sports channel DAZN, which also has the rights to other football competitions.
In the case of South America, the countries and platforms are:
-Brazil: SBT and TNT
-Costa Rica: Teletics
-The Savior: Channel 4
-Panama: TV Max and RPC
-Venezuela: Your TV
Finally, Televídeo offers Champions League matches in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and for the territories of Central and South America they are accessible through the ESPN platform.
How to watch Champions League matches using a VPN
However, there is a solution that allows you to watch the matches of this competition from anywhere. It is about using a VPN that allows you to access different platforms from anywhere. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a tool that allows you to virtually change the location on your mobile phone, tablet or computer by anonymizing your connection.
So, when the Internet provider or mobile phone company assigns the user an IP address that shows their location in a blocking zone, a VPN can correct that problem. What it does is provide an IP address in the desired area, without geographical restrictions.
In addition to overcoming geographic restrictions, a VPN is useful for preventing your ISP from slowing your connection during game days by encrypting traffic.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal. This happens in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada… as long as there is a legitimate subscription to the service that is transmitting the content you want to access.
If you use a smart device to access that does not support the direct installation of VPN applications (such as an AppleTV), you can configure the VPN correctly. on the router or on the mobile access point that is being used (it may be the smartphone itself sharing the Internet connection). This will allow any device connected to that WiFi network to appear in the correct location and access the content.