RTÉ and TV3 swap Champions League nights in major shake-up

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For everyone else, you'll be able to watch online at btsport.com/final or in UHD on YouTube, via the BT Sport app or on Virgin channel 100.

Virgin will also exclusively show both the Champions League and Europa League finals in Ireland, although it is yet to say whether the matches will be broadcast on TV3, if they will all be free-to-air or if some will be shown via a streaming service. And no, we're not talking about the quality of the defending.

RTÉ's coverage of premier sporting events will shrink further after TV3 won the rights to broadcast the majority of Champions League football matches from next season.


The deal also includes rights to the final qualifying round for the Champions League, the Super Cup and all Champions League and Europa League highlights.

VIRGIN MEDIA AND TV3 have secured the rights to 327 exclusive matches across the Uefa Champions League and Europa League from next season, including the finals of both competitions.

"The UEFA Champions League final is set to be a classic and we can't wait to bring it to football fans across the United Kingdom". "Real Madrid is absolutely fantastic when they turn it on and they've been playing for the Champions League for the last few months now".


The new deal will see the Ballymount-based broadcaster share the rights to 16 Tuesday night Champions League matches with RTÉ; with the latter having first choice of game broadcast.

Asmir Begovic is of the view that Real Madrid is the favourite going into the clash after they have gotten to the final in four times in the last five seasons.

Those with access to BT Sport will of course be able to watch the game on BT Sport - and in HD or even UHD if you have the right subscriptions and equipment.


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