BT Sport says its coverage of the 2019 UEFA Europa League and Champions League finals will be available for everyone in the UK to watch without subscription.
The broadcaster, which holds exclusive rights to both contests, will make the matches available for free via www.btsport.com/final, on its YouTube channel and via the BT Sport App for small and large devices including Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV and Apple TV.
Fans will also be able to watch the finals in VR360 on a mobile or tablet and 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.
BT Sport customers will also have the option of watching with HD High Dynamic Range via the BT Sport App ahead of a wider rollout of 4K HDR later this year.
HDR enables the highest quality TV pictures ever seen, providing colours that are closer to how we see them in real life, and increasing picture quality to new levels by preserving the finest details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture.
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 just £5 per month.
BT Sport’s live coverage of the UEFA Europa League Final will begin with a preview show live from Baku at 6pm on Tuesday 28th May on BT Sport 1, with the Final coverage beginning at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29th May on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD, hosted by Jake Humphrey and the team including Martin Keown, Cesc Fabregas and Eidur Gudjohnsen.
Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final will begin on Friday 31st May with two preview shows live from the team training sessions at the Estadio Metropolitano, Liverpool at 4.30pm and Spurs at 5.30pm on BT Sport 1 with live coverage of the final from 6pm on Saturday 1st June 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, 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, said: “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.”
To find out more on the ways to watch visit btsport.com/final.