Amazon and BBC break BT Sport’s control on European football

UK football fans are set for a midweek Match of the Day showing Champions League highlights while Amazon will also broadcast the competition

BT Sport has lost their exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League from 2024, now having to share live coverage of Tuesday night games, but retaining live coverage of Wednesday games.

BT will retain exclusive coverage of all UEFA Europa and UEFA Europa Conference League games.

The deal comes after BT Sport and Eurosport announced a joint venture that will bring both operations under common ownership by the end of this year.

Initially, BT Sport and Eurosport will remain separate brands, but the services are expected to merge under a single brand in the not too distant future.

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to broadcast Tuesday night matches on Amazon Prime Video from the Champions League, also from 2024.

And the BBC has muscled in on the changes, securing a highlights programme of Wednesday night Champions League games in a three-year deal.

Elsewhere, in France, Canal+ have hinted at how much a deal could be by paying €480m for three years of Champions League rights starting in 2024.

Fans in Germany have been left feeling the pinch as a result of streaming though. DAZN have doubled the price of a subscription from €14.99 a month to €29.99 a month for those wanting to watch Bundesliga and Champions League games.

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