Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Virgin Media and TV3 secure Champions League and Europa League rights

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Steven Clarke | 16 May, 2018, 09:52

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain's Real Madrid is to be shown free by United Kingdom broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums.

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. And no, we're not talking about the quality of the defending. They will receive the first three months free.

The agreement with UEFA sees Virgin Media and TV3 win exclusive Irish rights to all Wednesday UEFA Champions League matches, all Thursday UEFA Europa League matches and the Finals of both competitions.

"This landmark deal confirms Virgin Media as Ireland's leading connected entertainment business and is great news for TV3 viewers and Virgin Media Customers".

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The numbers that he does season in, season out are absolutely unbelievable, but come May 26 we'll be looking to stop him and the rest of Real Madrid .

On satellite TV BT Sport continues to hold exclusive rights, although there is speculation that it may sub-let some games to Channel 4 or ITV as there are now no European games on terrestrial television in the UK. The final, as with all Champions League and Europa League games, will not be broadcast on any free-to-air television in the UK.

Even though the shows will begin with Atlético Madrid taking on Olympique Marseille, the big attraction will be the Liverpool v Real Madrid Champions League showdown on 26 April.

Asmir Begovic is of the view that Real Madrid is the favourite going into the clash after they have gotten to the final in four times in the last five seasons.

Are we heading towards an era where every match could be streamed on YouTube?

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