So there’s good news and bad news when it comes to watching tomorrow’s Champions League match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. The good news is that you can easily find it on BT Sport 3 if you live in the United Kingdom.
The bad news is for everyone who lives in the United States.
Turner Broadcasting took over from FOX as the broadcast rights holders for the Champions League and Europa League this season. Like FOX, they developed their own in-house service to digitally stream matches on the internet. Unlike FOX, Turner isn’t showing the vast majority of games on their family of networks, and their streaming service is stand-alone — having a cable package that includes TNT no longer means that you’re able to watch matches online for free.
For tomorrow’s Champions League games, Turner has opted to broadcast Barcelona vs. PSV Eindhoven in the early games at 12:55 ET, and Liverpool vs. PSG at 3:00 p.m., both on TNT. All other matches, including Inter Milan vs. Tottenham, will be streamed, but will not be broadcast anywhere.
If you are a USA Spurs fan and want to watch the game (legally) you have three options:
1. Purchase a subscription to Bleacher/Report Live
B/R Live is Turner’s digital subscription service that allow you to stream and watch a whole host of games and sports, including Champions League and Europa League matches, the Scottish Premiership, Belgian Juliper Pro League, UEFA Youth League, and a bunch of rando European league cups. An unlimited “Soccer Annual Pass” costs $79.99, or $9.99/mo. You can also choose to pay for individual games at $2.99/each.
2. Watch in Spanish on Galavision (if your cable package has it)
Univision is following TNT and showing the Barcelona-PSV match, but the game will be broadcast in Spanish language on Galavision. If your cable package has it and you don’t mind a foreign language broadcast, you’re set.
3. Find a sports bar/pub
This is your final option. Turner has apparently worked out a deal with bar/pub owners to show the Champions League games on their TVs, but I have no idea how it works. You’ll need to call your local and find out if they’re planning on showing the game. And then take a long lunch.
Obviously these options are far from ideal, but it’s what we have to work with. And while there are numerous (ahem) alternative ways to stream the match, discussion of those sources are not allowed in the comments at Carty Free. Please take all of that to Twitter or some other medium.
And remember, it’s not our fault, so don’t get mad at us!
How to Watch
Internazionale vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Time/Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 12:55 p.m. ET, 5:55 p.m. BST
Location: San Siro, Milan, Italy
Match Official: Clément Turpin (FRA)
TV: BT Sport 3 (United Kingdom), not televised (USA-English), Galavision (USA-Spanish), DAZN (Canada), Optus (Australia), other countries at www.livesoccertv.com
Streaming: B/R Live [$] (USA)