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BBC LAND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS WHILE BT SPORT & AMAZON PRIME VIDEO GRAB LIVE MATCHES

AMAZON Prime Video will show some live Champions League games while the BBC will screen free-to-air highlights as part of a new UK TV deal confirmed by UEFA.

BT Sport has retained the bulk of Champions League live rights with Amazon showing the first pick Tuesday night game from each round of fixtures – 17 games in all when the new expanded format for the competition kicks in from 2024.

The BBC will screen a Wednesday night highlights programme through the deal and will also have highlights of the final.

Apart from the Amazon Tuesday night first pick game, BT has bagged all other matches as well as the Europa and Europa Conference League competitions.

The new deal won’t kick in from until 2024 so the upcoming season’s Champions and Europa League live matches and highlights will all be on BT Sport under the same arrangements as last season’s.

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The BBC’s capture of highlights will see them return to free-to-air broadcast of the competition for the first time in three years. BT’s current deal covers live and highlights coverage so their dedicated highlights programme was only available to subscribers, although they did make short video highlights packages of matches available free online and via YouTube. Previously highlights were available on ITV.

Although Amazon’s rights will only see them show one game per round, it will mean they now will show top teams all season round. Their only other rights for live football are two entire match days of Premier League football of one midweek match day and the Boxing Day fixtures.

UEFA EUROPEAN COMPETITION RIGHTS 2024-25 to 2026-27 SEASONS

BT SPORT

– 553 OF THE 550 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, EUROPA LEAGUE AND EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE GAMES EXCLUSIVELY LIVE EACH SEASON (EUROPA COMPETITIONS ONLY ON BT SPORT WITH EVERY SINGLE GAME AVAILABLE LIVE.)

BT SPORT HAS CONFIRMED IT WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ALL THREE FINALS FREE-TO-AIR ON SOME PLATFORMS.

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

– 17 ‘FIRST PICK’ TUESDAY NIGHT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES EACH SEASON

BBC SPORT

– WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHAMPIONS LEAGE HIGHLIGHTS AND FINAL HIGHLIGHTS AS WELL

WHICH PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES ARE AMAZON PRIME SHOWING IN THE NEW SEASON? HERE

WHEN WILL SKY AND BT ANNOUNCE THEIR NEXT SET OF PREMIER LEAGUE TV GAMES?

PREMIER League officials have revealed the provisional dates it hopes to announce which games have been selected for live TV broadcast.

However, due to the complicated nature of the picking system for broadcasters, policing arrangements and games being moved to accommodate cup competitions, the league has struggled to stick to the timetable in the past.

The 2022-23 season will see the same TV arrangements as the previous year as part of a rolled over new three-year deal with Sky, BT and Amazon – see HERE.

Sky will again show 128 live games and has the first pick of all the regular weekend rounds, typically screening up to five matches a weekend across Friday Night Football, Saturday Night Football, Super Sunday and Monday Night Football. BT again has the Saturday lunchtime matches including a number of second pick matches.

Amazon Prime Video has two complete rounds of games (20 matches in all) – an October midweek round and the Boxing Day which are likely to be staggered across different times slots and dates as in previous seasons – the games Amazon have can be seen HERE.

Free-to-air highlights will again be shown thrown the BBC’s Match of the Day.

DATES WHEN PREMIER LEAGE HOPE TO ANNOUNCE FIXTURES CHANGES FOR LIVE TV GAMES

JULY 5 – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CHANGES – ANNOUNCED ON TIME HERE

JULY 29 – OCTOBER CHANGES

SEPTEMBER 13 – NOVEMBER CHANGES

OCTOBER 11 – DECEMBER /JANUARY CHANGES

DECEMBER 6 – FEBRUARY CHANGES

JANUARY 25 – MARCH CHANGES

FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL CHANGES

MARCH 23 – MATCHWEEK 35 CHANGES

MARCH 30 – MATCHWEEK 36 CHANGES

APRIL 7 – MATCHWEEK 37 CHANGES

Final day selections will be confirmed after the completed of match week 37 (all games will kick-off at the same time of 4pm for the final day so no fixtures will be moved).

All dates above are approximate and are subject to change. Source: Premier League

WHEN ARE THE FOOTBALL FIXTURES OUT?

PREMIER LEAGUE

DATE RELEASED : OUT NOW – SEE HERE

SEASON STARTS: Friday August 5.

LIVE TV DETAILS: Sky Sports 128 games, BT Sport 52, Amazon Prime Video 20.

HIGHLIGHTS: BBC

EFL

DATE RELEASED : Thursday June 23 9am

SEASON STARTS: Saturday July 30.

LIVE TV DETAILS: Sky Sports 138 games.

HIGHLIGHTS: ITV (moving from Quest this season – see HERE)

SPFL

DATE RELEASED : OUT NOW – SEE HERE

SEASON STARTS: Saturday July 30.

LIVE TV DETAILS: Sky Sports up to 48 Scottish Premiership games, Scottish Championship matches live on BBC Scotland, Premier Sports Cup live on Premier Sports.

HIGHLIGHTS: BBC Scotland

NATIONAL LEAGUE

DATE RELEASED: Wednesday July 6.

SEASON STARTS: Saturday August 6.

LIVE TV DETAILS: Up to 30 games on BT Sport

HIGHLIGHTS: BT Sport

WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE

No details confirmed yet as the WSL usually kicks off later in September.

HOW TO SEE EVERTON V SOUTHAMPTON FOR FREE

Amazon are screening four Premier League re-start games – and they are all being made available free-to-air.

Unlike their December games, you won’t need to have a Prime subscription to receive the games, they will screen free. As well as using Prime, Amazon will also stream them for free on gaming platform Twitch.

You can see the EVERTON V SOUTHAMPTON game LIVE HERE

AMAZON PRIME PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE GAMES

THURS JULY 9: 6pm Everton v Southampton

SAT JULY 11: 12.30pm Watford v Newcastle

Full details of all confirmed live Premier League re-start games can be found HERE

WHO’S SHOWING WHAT?

SKY SPORTS

64 games LIVE (39 subscription only on Sky Sports, 25 simulcast FREE-TO-AIR on Pick TV on FREEVIEW)

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4 games LIVE (all FREE-TO-AIR)

BT SPORT

20 games LIVE (subscription-only)

AMAZON PRIME

4 games LIVE (all FREE-TO-AIR)

WHAT ARE THE KICK-OFF TIMES?

WEEKEND GAMES

Friday 8pm

Saturday 12.30pm/3pm/5.30pm/8pm

Sunday 12noon/2pm/4.30pm/7pm

Monday 8pm

MIDWEEK GAMES

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6pm and 8.15pm