The BBC will show highlights of the Champions League for the first time from 2024, with Amazon also buying rights to broadcast some matches, The Athletic understands.
The package acquired by the BBC means they will show highlights from all Champions League action on Wednesday nights.
Amazon will be able to show a number of games from UEFA club competitions — including the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League — during the 2024-27 cycle.
BT Sport will retain the majority of the rights and will be able to show more games than previously, as the number of matches to be played in those competitions will increase when the formats change.
It is understood that the overall value of the rights has increased by approximately 20 per cent, with most of the new money coming from Amazon. The total package is now worth €1.7 billion over three years.
BT has owned the rights in the UK since 2015, when it spent big to take them from ITV and Sky.
Premier League highlights screened on Match of the Day have been broadcast by the BBC since the 2004-2005 season.
Amazon shows 20 Premier League games a season in the UK on Prime Video and also broadcasts tennis and some rugby union fixtures. Earlier this year, it paid $1 billion for the exclusive US rights to the NFL’s Thursday night game until 2033.
BT and US media giant Warner Brothers Discovery announced a BT Sport/Eurosport joint venture last month, in a deal that could be worth as much as £633 million to the British communications firm.
Canal+, meanwhile, has bought the exclusive rights to the Champions League in France for the 2024-27 period for €480 million.
Amazon and BT declined to comment when approached by The Athletic.
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