BT: European football will now be 'far more affordable'

BT Sport have assured fans that European football will now be "far more accessible and affordable" after it confirmed it had secured exclusive television rights of the Uefa Champions League and Europa League.

The chief executive of BT, Gavin Patterson, said he was "thrilled" that BT Sport will be the only place where fans can enjoy all the live action from the tournaments.

BT tweeted this image earlier with further details of the deal and how it would affect coverage. Credit: BT Sport

"Both tournaments are world class and firm favourites with many. The live rights will give a major boost to BT Sport and give people yet another reason to take our terrific service.”

"BT Sport has got off to a strong start with customers enjoying what we have to offer. We have attracted millions of customers by giving sport back to the fans, and we can assure people who want to catch all the action, that European football will be far more accessible and affordable with BT.”

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BT Sport secure Uefa TV deal

BT Sport has confirmed it has secured exclusive television rights of both the Champions League and the Europa League for three years from 2015, after talks with Uefa.