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
– 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
– WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHAMPIONS LEAGE HIGHLIGHTS AND FINAL HIGHLIGHTS AS WELL