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Free-to-access coverage of Champions League final

BT has announced free-to-access coverage of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League final.

It will the first time that the final will not been shown on a free-to-air basis on a terrestrial platform, with BT having previously aired the finals on its little known BT Showcase Freeview channel since taking the rights from ITV at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in Kiev (Kyiv) in this year's Champions League final on 26th May.  Kick-off is at 19:45 BST.

How to watch for free (UK):
  • Via BT Sport's YouTube channel, 
  • the BT Sport app, 
  • On,
  • Virgin Media channel 100 (UHD option available on V6 boxes)

YouTube coverage will also be available in 4K/UHD.

The UEFA Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Marseille on Wednesday 16th May 2018 will also be made available online to millions of additional fans who do not yet subscribe to BT Sport via the same methods as listed above. Kick-off is at 19:45 BST.

BT TV subscribers can watch the game on traditional TV, via on BT Sport 2 (HD) and BT Sport 4K UHD. BT Sport subscribers will also be able to enjoy 360 highlights on the app throughout the game.

Pete Oliver, managing director marketing and sales, consumer, said: 
“To have Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final is fantastic.We have always said that we want to make top quality sport available to more people and so once again we will be making the UEFA Champions League Final available to all to watch online for free. 
This season we have shown some absolutely amazing games and have had some of our biggest games to date with our UEFA Champions League viewing figures up by 47 per cent this season. The final is set to be a classic and we can’t wait to bring it to football fans across the UK.”

YouTube’s Head of Sport in EMEA, Tomos Grace, said: 
"Football is by far the most popular sport on YouTube and it doesn't get more premium than the UEFA Champions League finals We are delighted to be partnering for the third year running with BT Sport to make these games available live to YouTube users across all of our platforms."

A new rights deal between UEFA and BT means that BT is no longer obliged to showcase a number of Champions League and Europa League games for free. BT had previously done this via BT Showcase Freeview channel, which ceased showing a selection of BT Sport programming for free on 31st March 2018.

How BT Sport subscribers can access the action:
BT TV409 - BT Sport 2
431 - BT Sport 2 HD
433 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sky414 - BT Sport 2 HD
Virgin Media532 - BT Sport 2
528 - BT Sport 2 HD
TalkTalk409 – BT Sport 2