BT Sport retains the rights to show Champions League
Big news for football fans in the UK.
BT Sport has retained the rights to show the Champions League, Europa League and the all-new Europa Conference League from 2021 to 2024 in a £1.2 billion deal.
BT Sport holds on to the rights they bought back in 2015 after agreeing on an £897 million deal with UEFA.
This deal will mean 420 games across all three competitions will be shown on BT's variety of sports channels, an increase of 77 games from the 2015 contract.
ITV had been hoping to win the rights along with Sky Sports, but it was announced both missed out to BT.
Marc Allera, BT's CEO of Consumer Division, said: "We're delighted to remain the home of the UEFA Champions League in the UK. BT Sport leads the way when it comes to UEFA Champions League coverage, and we’re very excited to continue to bring our world-class coverage to one of the most exciting football competitions in the world - whether that’s broadcasting 12 games simultaneously or delivering industry-leading images in 4K UHD.
With increasingly more ways to watch our content, with more games on show than ever before, and alongside our excellent line up of other competitions and sports, BT Sport is going from strength to strength.”