Jul 4, 2017

BT Sport wins TV rights to European rugby union

BT Sport has won the exclusive rights to show the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup from the 2018-19 season to the end of 2021-22. BT Sport also has the rights to the Aviva Premiership and the Anglo-Welsh Cup, It will show up to 69 live premiership matches this season. The new European deal will kick in after the forthcoming season, the last of the current deal which has seen both BT Sport and Sky Sports sharing the rights to broadcast the competitions. "We are delighted to move to a single pay-TV platform for European club rugby with a premium broadcaster in BT Sport, who share our commitment to the promotion of our competitions," he said. As well as its rights to rugby union coverage, BT Sport holds live UK TV rights to 42 Premier League football matches per season, as well as exclusive rights to the Uefa Champions League and several other football competitions.

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