BT pledge to show selection of matches for free

BT has confirmed that it will show a selection of Champions League and Europa League games including the final for free, even to homes that have not signed up to the channels.

The telecoms company confirmed that they will pay around £299 million a season for the exclusive live rights to all 350 matches from both the Champions League and the Europa League.

BT Sport will be the new UK home of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football Credit: PA Wire

"BT has shaken up the UK TV market with BT Sport and it today pledged to make its new matches far more accessible and affordable for fans who wish to enjoy all the action,"the company said in a statement.

"It also announced it will show a selection of these new matches for free on BT Sport, even to homes that have not signed up to the channels."

"The finals of each tournament will be showcased in this fashion along with a selection of top matches from earlier rounds. Fans will also be delighted to know that each participating British team will feature for free at least once each season."

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