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BT Sport Champions League final stream free – and in VR, HDR

May 21, 2019

BT is making the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final and the UEFA Champions League Final available for anyone in the UK to watch whether on TV, online or on mobile. Both finals will be available for free on the BT Sport website, on the BT Sport YouTube channel  and via the BT Sport App for 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.

BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Europa League Final will begin with a preview show live from Baku at 6pm on  May 28th on BT Sport 1, with the Final coverage beginning at 6.30pm on May 29th on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD, hosted by Jake Humphrey.

BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final will begin on May 31st with two preview shows live from the team training sessions at the Estadio Metropolitano on BT Sport 1.  Coverage of the final will begin at 6pm on June 1st on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD, hosted by Gary Lineker.

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, added: “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.”

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