Champions League, Europa League finals available free in UK


Pat Kiely, managing director of TV3, did not mention any details of the broadcast arrangements in...

The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available online to millions of additional fans who do not yet subscribe to BT Sport which supports the broadcaster's promise to make televised sport more accessible to more people.

The deal also includes rights to the final qualifying round for the Champions League, the Super Cup and all Champions League and Europa League highlights.

From next season, the Champions League group stage format will change with 6pm and 8pm games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

A spokesperson for Virgin told the Irish Independent: "Virgin Media and TV3 are simply announcing this landmark rights deal - which has just been established - and they will then be providing more information in due course".

"This success, in conjunction with the rights to broadcast our national team's European and World Cup qualifiers for 2020 & 2022, guarantees top class football on RTÉ platforms for the seasons ahead".

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"Our award winning sports broadcasting team look forward to bringing the biggest clubs and the best players to our viewers and customers in new and exciting ways over the coming European football seasons".

"Real Madrid are absolutely fantastic when they turn it on and they've been playing for the Champions League for the last few months now".

The match is showing in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 2 - but BT are also offering a FREE live stream on YouTube for non-subscribers. The final, as with all Champions League and Europa League games, will not be broadcast on any free-to-air television in the UK.