The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final will be available to stream online for free in the UK in more places than ever before.
The hotly contested showdown between Tottenham and Liverpool marks only the second time that the tournament has climaxed with two English teams vying for the trophy. After two dramatic comebacks again Ajax and Barcelona, expectations are high for the contest at Atletico Madrid’s 63,500-capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Fittingly, whether it’s on TV, online or on mobile, BT Sport is doubling down on its tradition of streaming the match on YouTube, expanding its reach across a range of platforms and devices.
The game 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 commentary from Spencer Owen, or select their own camera viewpoint.
BT Sport will also make the UEFA Champions League Final available in HD High Dynamic Range (HDR) on the BT Sport App for BT Sport customers. (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 £5 per month.)
BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final will begin on Saturday 1st June at 6pm (kick-off 8pm) 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, says: “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, adds: “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.”