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(pocket-lint) – Amazon Prime Video will begin streaming select UEFA Champions League matches live in the UK from the 2024-25 season, with the BBC acquiring the rights to broadcast the highlights,
BT Sport, the current exclusive UK rights holder, will also continue to broadcast matches live, though not as much as so far.
The agreement reached by Amazon allows it to select from the group stages on Tuesday evening to the semi-finals, or about twenty matches in total. BT Sport will continue to broadcast matches on Wednesday evening as well as other matches to be played on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, it’ll be harder (and potentially more expensive) to follow your team’s achievements in competition – if you want to watch the action live anyway. However, the deal with the BBC means UK fans will be able to watch the Champions League for free on Terrestrial TV for the first time in many years.
#UCL on BBC!
Men’s Champions League highlights to be shown on BBC for the first time since 2024-25 season
The action will be shown on BBC TV, @BBCiPlayersocial media and online.
BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 1 July 2022
The latest Champions League finals and its partner competitions are streamed for free by BT Sport on YouTube and on their own channels.
BT Sport has exclusive television rights for the UEFA Europa League and Conference League tournaments.
Prime Video also shows a few Premier League games every year, including one of the TV broadcast bundles it has secured during the pandemic.
It also broadcasts the US Open tennis live in the UK.
Written by Rick Henderson.
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