BT confirms exclusive UEFA deal until 2024

BT has confirmed overnight reports that it has retained the rights to the UEFA Champions League and Europa League until 2024.

It fought off competition from Sky and ITV to retain the rights, which it has now won for three consecutive periods. BT Sport has been showing the Champions League and Europa League since 2015.

The new deal, which comes into effect in August 2021, also hands BT Sport the rights for the new Europa Conference League, and includes highlights and in-match clips across all three leagues.

Highlights of all games will be shown for free on social media, with free live coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League part of the new deal, too.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said:
We’re delighted to remain the home of 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.”

UEFA Marketing Director Guy Laurent Epstein commented: 
UEFA is delighted to continue its strong partnership with BT until 2024. All matches will be available across the BT Sport channels and digital services and in addition UK football fans will be able to enjoy club competition highlights for free on social media each match week, as well as the finals to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the newly formed UEFA Europa Conference League