Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are meeting up for the second time in the last three years in the UEFA Champions League Final. The match is on Saturday, May 28th at 2:45 p.m. ET and the winner will meet the victor of the Europa League in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup.
Two years ago, Real Madrid defeated Atlético Madrid in the UEFA finals and Atlético is certainly seeking revenge. They have been hot as of late, defeating Bayern Munich and Barcelona on their way to the finals. Both teams were heavy favorites at the start of the season. It will be a great matchup as the fierce defense of Atlético tries to slow down the non-stop offensive barrage from Real led by Cristiano Ronaldo. We over at CutCableToday cannot wait for the match and put together a guide on the best ways to watch without cable. Here’s a quick version for Mohu’s readers:
The best part about FOX owning the broadcast rights for the final match of the Champions League in the U.S. is the fact that anyone can access their network broadcast for absolutely free. All you need is an antenna. Not the rabbit ear antennas of old either, but the newer variety of antennas that receive TV broadcasts in perfectly crisp, uncompressed high-definition.
All you have to do is purchase an antenna, which is not a very large investment, and connect it to your TV. When you get the antenna you can do some testing to figure out what the best location in your house is, reception wise. You can find out more about the reception near you here.
After it is all set up and your reception is fine-tuned you can watch live broadcasts from channels including FOX, CBS, ABC, and NBC. These channels still offer some of the best content on TV. From popular hit TV shows, to movies, to news, to obviously sporting events. The best part is the fact it is absolutely free and the picture comes in almost better than any cable package could deliver.
There is also a couple online services that will get you access to stream the final match online or on your TV. Here’s some information about each of them:
FOX’s own streaming service, obviously geared towards soccer fans, will be providing a live stream of the match. You can either watch it online on your computer, with a mobile device, or with Apple TV. The cost for the service can either be paid monthly at $19.99 per month or you can pay upfront for the year for $99.99. The World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and games from leagues like Bundesliga, Europa, and the Scottish Premier League are all available on the service.
Dish Network launched Sling TV in 2015 as a full-fledged cable alternative. Recently, they introduced a new package which provides access to FOX’s main network in some areas. Unfortunately, it is not nationwide in terms of availability, but you can check Sling TV’s website to find out if your area would get FOX. If you are not in one of the areas, you can get FOX online delayed with on-demand content about a day after anything airs.
Also, if you’re interested in a Spanish broadcast of the match Sling TV does have ESPN Deportes that can be watched regardless of where you are located. Overall cost for Sling TV is $20 per month with no contract or commitments. The package gets you live streaming for over 20 cable channels and you can watch on mobile devices, tablets, computers, or your TV with multiple different streaming devices.
The story for PlayStation Vue is nearly identical to Sling TV. They have FOX in their streaming package, but only in select cities. The areas with FOX are Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Miami, and Dallas. Similar to Sling TV, people from other areas get access to FOX content on-demand. In those seven cities, PlayStation Vue starts at $39.99 and elsewhere it is $29.99. The slightly higher price tag does get you more channels, actually over 50 available to stream regardless of location.
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