Jake Humphrey has signed a new four-year deal with BT Sport which will see him add hosting the channel’s exclusive live coverage of the UEFA Champions and Europa leagues to his remit.
The presenter has been the face of BT Sport’s Premier League and FA Cup coverage since the channel launched in 2013 and will continue to host both competitions as part of his extended deal.
In November 2013 the channel signed a £900m deal to become the exclusive home of the Champions and Europa leagues from the start of the 2015/16 competition.
The deal marks the first time a single UK broadcaster has the rights to all the 350 live matches from both tournaments.
Grant Best, executive director of programming and creative, said: “Jake has been a big hit with our viewers for his assured and confident style in presenting our Barclays Premier League matches.
“His role is expanding and I know he’ll bring the same quality and professionalism to our coverage of the best club competition in the world.”
There’s speculation that Humphrey could be joined on BT Sport by Gary Lineker, although neither the BBC nor BT have made any official announcement about the Match of the Day host’s future.
Speaking on Tuesday, Humphrey said: “The last two years have been some of the most enjoyable of my career and on the way we’ve had some cracking games, part of the reason we’ve taken the channels from zero to over five million subscribers in the process.
“The next stage is even more exciting as we become the only place to watch live UEFA Champions League.
“Fulfilling a childhood dream to present the Barclays Premier League has been an incredible adventure, and to be able to present big European matches from the world’s most iconic stadiums will be another challenge I can’t wait to take on.”
BT Sport is currently free to BT broadband subscribers but the company is expected to announce a charge for the new european matches, as well as other developments, later this month.