Change is in the air as Virgin Media secures Champions League rights

Change is in the air as Virgin Media secures Champions League rights

Virgin Media and TV3 today announced a major sports deal which sees the combined broadcasting and television platform business become the new home of top European club football from next season.

In a reverse of the current schedule, RTE will now have first pick of Tuesday night Champions League fixtures, with TV3 getting first choice on Wednesday.

If you don't have BT Sport, yes, you can listen to the match on BBC Radio 5 Live, with full commentary from 7:45pm. The commercial station has also won exclusive rights for all Europa League games, as well as the final round of Champions League qualifiers and European Super Cup.

BT Sport are to show the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool live and free online.

When asked if the Champions League final would definitely be broadcast free-to-air on TV3, the spokesperson responded that more details will be revealed in the near future.

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Football fans across the world will be eager to watch the action.

Both matches will be available for free to watch on YouTube in 4K Ultra HD at youtube.com/btsport, the BT Sport app and btsport.com and available for BTTV subscribers on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD.

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The broadcaster, which has exclusive rights to show the match in the United Kingdom, says it will be streaming the match live and in 4K for subscribers and non-subscribers.

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain's Real Madrid is to be shown free by United Kingdom broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums.

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