BT Sport to broadcast Champions League and Europa League finals for free on TV and online – The Independent

The Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid will be free to watch on TV and online.

The Europa League final in Stockholm will similarly be available to watch at no cost as Manchester United bid to book their place in Europe’s elite competition.

All sports fans can watch both games on BT Sport 1 or online via BTSport.com or the BT Sport app, as well as on YouTube which will be showing the fixtures in 4K UHD.

The Champions League final will also be available in 360° virtual reality, via the BT Sport App, allowing fans to choose between a 360° produced programme with commentary and graphics or select their own camera viewpoint.

United and Ajax lock horns on 24 May at the Friends Arena in Stockholm while Juventus and Real go head to head at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on June 3.

“Making the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League available for free to everyone in the UK shows that BT really is serious about making sport much more accessible to the public,” said BT Consumer CEO John Petter.

“These are two of the biggest club football tournaments in the world and showing them live on social media and on mobile devices makes it more readily available to a younger audience as well as available to traditional TV viewers.

“We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage. We’re excited to be broadcasting what we believe to be the biggest multi-camera live 360° sporting event ever for the first time to our customers.”

BT Sport have broadcast a number of Champions League fixtures for free throughout the current term. 

Barcelona’s stunning comeback against PSG in the last-16 was made available without charge – though a lack of advertising meant many fans were unaware of this.

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