BT Sport announce online & mobile Champions League rights deal

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BT Sport have announced they've won the co-exclusive rights to show on demand online and mobile clips for all 350 Champions League and Europa League matches from 2015.

Subscribers will be able to access clips of Champions League and Europa Leage matches afterwards on their mobile, tablet or compute via the BT Sport app and their website. They will share the rights with News UK - part of News Corp - who will display content on the websites of their titles, The Times and The Sun.

The announcement comes just weeks after the broadcaster confirmed it had won a bidding war against rivals Sky and ITV for the right to show all Champions League and Europa League fixtures from the 2015/16 season onwards.

BT Sport are believed to have paid £897 million for the three year deal, which represents the first time all European fixtures will be shown on one channel in the UK.

John Petter, chief executive, BT Consumer, said: “BT Sport has already pledged to make UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League action far more accessible and affordable for customers. The addition of clips rights means that fans need not worry about missing any of the vital moments from matches.”

BT Sport, who paid £246 million to screen 38 Premier League games this season, claim to have attracted more than two million customers since its high-profile launch this summer. 

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