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How to Watch the UEFA Champions League in NZ

If you are planning to follow all the Champion League action, get ready for some early mornings! Canstar Blue reveals all you need to know about how to watch the Champions League in NZ.

The UEFA Champions League is the Holy Grail of world football, with the best club sides from the biggest leagues around Europe competing for the ultimate bragging rights and glory. Steeped in history, the UEFA Champions League is underway for another season, and a galaxy of star players are looking to make their mark on the pitch.

But where can Kiwi football fans catch all the action? Read on to find out.

How can I watch the Champions League in NZ?

The only way to watch the 2023-2024 Champions League tournament in New Zealand is through beIN Sports, which secured the NZ broadcasting rights to UEFA content after Spark Sports exited the market.

beIN Sports, which is based in Qatar, also broadcasts, the following football, along with assorted motorsport:

  • Bundesliga
  • Carabao Cup
  • English Football League (EFL)
  • Ligue 1
  • Scottish Premiership
  • Serie A games.

You can watch via desktop computer, mobile (Android and Apple iOS), Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast and Samsung Smart TVs.

How much does a beIN Sports subscription cost?

beIN Sports offers two subscription levels:

Monthly: NZ$14.99, billed monthly

Annually: NZ$149.99, billed yearly (a saving of $29.89 compared to monthly price)

beIN Sports offers a one-week free trial for new customers.

When are the Champions League games?

All NZ dates/times for remaining Champions League games:

Group Stage

Matchday 4: 8/9 November 2023
Matchday 5: 29/30 November 2023
Matchday 6: 13/14 December 2023

Games kick-off at either 6.45am or 9am. For full match details, click here!

Round of 16

February 14/15 and 21/22 – 2024

March 6/7 and 13/14 – 2024


April 10/11 and 17/18 – 2024


May 1/2 and 8/9 – 2024


June 2, 2024

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About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar’s Editor, Bruce Pitchers. Bruce has three decades’ experience as a journalist and has worked for major media companies in the UK and Australasia, including ACP, Bauer Media Group, Fairfax, Pacific Magazines, News Corp and TVNZ. Prior to Canstar, he worked as a freelancer, including for The Australian Financial Review, the NZ Financial Markets Authority, and for real estate companies on both sides of the Tasman.

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