Three year renewal to commence from 2018/19 season
BT Sport will remain the exclusive UK home of all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, it was confirmed today. Following a competitive auction process, BT has secured the rights until the end of the 2020/21 season that for the first time brings together exclusivity across all live games, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions.
The UEFA Champions League is set to be even stronger from 2018/19, with a minimum of four participating teams now guaranteed from each of England, Spain, Germany and Italy, resulting in more games between the top European teams. Pubs will also be able to show UEFA Champions League ‘double header’ nights, as live matches will kick off at both 6pm and 8pm during the Group Stage.
Bruce Cuthbert, director of commercial customers at BT Sport, said: “We are delighted to have renewed these rights. The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League are two of the best competitions in the world and we know that pubs and clubs value being able to show top flight, live, mid-week football. The UEFA Champions League is due to get even stronger and we are delighted that from 2018 pubs will be able to show bumper nights of action with two live matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the first time.”
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