BBC to host Champions League highlights from 2024

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Highlights will be on the BBC from the 2024-25 season (PA)
Highlights will be on the BBC from the 2024-25 season (PA)

The BBC has announced that it will show Champions League highlights from the 2024-25 season.

In a press statement, the BBC said that it will become home to Wednesday night highlights "showcasing all of the action from the pinnacle of pan-European club football".

The broadcast deal is currently in place for three years.

Alongside that news Amazon and BT Sport were revealed to be sharing the rights for the broadcast of live Champions League matches from the 2024-2027 cycle.

The Argus: The BBC will show Wednesday night highlights of the games (PA)
The Argus: The BBC will show Wednesday night highlights of the games (PA)

The BBC will show Wednesday night highlights of the games (PA)

On the acquisition of UEFA Champions League highlights, BBC Director of Sport Barbara Slater says: “We are simply thrilled to have won these rights. Our reach and ability to bring people together is unrivalled and we couldn't be more delighted that UEFA have recognised the value in our ability to bring the UEFA Champions League to the widest possible audience across the UK.

"This package of highlights and digital content will allow football fans to follow the UEFA Champions League, wherever and however they like. The UEFA Champions League is a wonderful addition to our portfolio of football output on the BBC and we can’t wait to get started in 2024!”

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Marketing Director, says: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the BBC in the UK for 2024-27, as it broadcasts UEFA Champions League Wednesday highlights for the very first time. The BBC brand is synonymous with premium sport, and it will apply its extensive expertise in delivering wide-reaching UEFA Champions League coverage for fans in the market."

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