BT opens up the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League Finals to more viewers than ever before
- Fans can watch the UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Europa League Final for free by downloading the BT Sport App for mobile or TV, on Virgin and on the BT Sport YouTube channel
- UEFA Champions League Final also available in VR360 on the BT Sport App
- In a world first, for the ultimate mobile viewing experience, BT Sport viewers will be able to experience the UEFA Champions League Final in HD HDR on the BT Sport App
- Fans can watch at screenings at the Space by M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and BT Sport Pubs across the UK
BT is making the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final and the UEFA Champions League Final the best connected finals ever, making them available for anyone in the UK to watch whether on TV, online or on mobile and using the latest broadcast technology, giving fans the ultimate viewing experience.Both finals will be available for free on www.btsport.com/final, on the BT Sport YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/btsport and via the BT Sport App for small and large devices including Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV and Apple TV and on Virgin channel 532.
BT Sport App viewers will also be able to watch the finals in VR360 on a mobile or tablet, and they will be able to choose between a VR360 produced programme with co -commentary from Spencer Owen aka Spencer FC, or select their own camera viewpoint.
Ahead of the launch of 4K HDR later this year BT Sport will make the UEFA Champions League Final available in HD High Dynamic Range (HDR) on the BT Sport App for BT Sport customers*. HDR enables the highest quality TV pictures ever seen, providing colours that are closer to how we see them in real life, and increasing picture quality to new levels by preserving the finest details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture.
BT Sport’s new HDR service will launch for the BT Sport App ahead of the new football season with picture quality of up to 4K resolution from just £5 per month**.
Fans who want to share the moment will be able to watch at club screenings at Space by M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium plus BT Sport Pubs across the country.
BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Europa League Final will begin with a preview show live from Baku at 6pm on Tuesday 28th May on BT Sport 1, with the Final coverage beginning at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29th May on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD, hosted by Jake Humphrey and the team including Martin Keown, Cesc Fabregas and Eidur Gudjohnsen.
BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final will begin on Friday 31st May with two preview shows live from the team training sessions at the Estadio Metropolitano, Liverpool at 4.30pm and Spurs at 5.30pm on BT Sport 1.Coverage of the final will begin at 6pm on Saturday 1st June on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD, hosted by Gary Lineker and the team including Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Glenn Hoddle, Jermaine Jenas, Michael Owen and Steve McManaman.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer brands, said: “We want to make BT a company that exceeds our customers’ expectations and does a brilliant job for the country. With both European finals being all-British affairs, we’re going to make them easier to watch for everyone in the UK than ever before as well as being the best-connected football viewing experience our customers have ever had.”
“BT continues to offer our customers unrivalled choice – with the best content, the smartest devices, and the latest technology – through partnerships with the world’s most innovative companies. The launch of HDR maintains BT Sport’s leadership in bringing fans the very best pictures and sound following its debut as Europe’s first 4K broadcaster in 2015 and its worldwide debut of Dolby Atmos sound in 2017.”
Tomos Grace, Head of Sport for YouTube, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "We admire BT's decision to make the livestream of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Finals available for free on multiple screens and in the best technology possible. Last year's finals broke records on YouTube as millions tuned in to watch the finals on BT Sport's channel and we expect this year to be bigger still."
To find out more on the ways to watch visit btsport.com/final.
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