BT has announced its new sports channels will be produced and based at the Olympic Broadcast Centre located at the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In June the company won the rights to show 38 live Barclays Premier League games per season for three years, including 18 of the best quality ‘first pick’ games.
It has also also signed deals to show Rugby Premiership matches and games from a number of international football leagues including Italy’s Serie A, France’s La Ligue 1 and Major League Soccer in the US and the Brazilian Football Championship.
Three TV studios, a control centre, 20 edit suites and an audience holding area will be built in the building which will used as a production hub for all the sports content that BT will offer and some programmes will be hosted from the studios.
features and programming will be filmed at the iconic BT Tower.
Ian Livingston, chief executive of BT, said: “BT Sport will be a visible and engaged partner for the community and the studio will be a reminder of the incredible sporting feats we witnessed during the Olympics and Paralympics.
“The Olympic Park will be an iconic sporting backdrop for BT Sport. We want to create jobs in the area and to explore sporting links with local schools as well as looking at how we can offer our production facilities to other companies.”