Amazon Prime Video wins UK Champions League broadcast rights, BBC gets highlights

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(Pocket-lint) - Amazon Prime Video volition commencement to watercourse immoderate UEFA Champions League matches unrecorded successful the UK from the 2024-25 season, with the BBC besides securing rights to amusement highlights packages,

Current exclusive UK rights holder, BT Sport, volition besides proceed to broadcast unrecorded matches but not arsenic galore arsenic it has to date.

Amazon's woody enables it to cherry-pick Tuesday nighttime matches from the radical stages and up to the semi-finals - astir 20 successful total. BT Sport volition proceed to amusement Wednesday nighttime games, positive the different matches played connected a Tuesday.

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Sadly, this volition marque it harder (and perchance much expensive) to support up with your team's exploits successful the contention - if you privation to ticker the enactment live, anyway. The BBC deal, however, besides means that fans successful the UK volition beryllium capable to ticker Champions League sum connected terrestrial TV for escaped for the archetypal clip successful galore years.

#UCL connected the BBC!

Men's Champions League highlights volition beryllium shown connected the BBC for the archetypal clip EVER from 2024-25 play

The enactment volition beryllium shown connected BBC TV, @BBCiPlayer, societal media and online.

More #BBCFootball

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 1, 2022

The past fewer finals of the Champions League and its sister competitions person been streamed for escaped by BT Sport connected YouTube and its ain channels.

BT Sport retains the exclusive TV rights to the UEFA Europa League and Conference League tournaments.

Prime Video besides shows immoderate unrecorded Premier League matches each year, having secured 1 of the TV broadcast packages during the pandemic.

It besides streams unrecorded US Open tennis successful the UK.

Writing by Rik Henderson.

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