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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 (11:23 am) - Score 3,343
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The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain’s Real Madrid is to be shown free by UK broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums. The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available to millions of fans who do not yet subscribe .

The matches (on 16 and 26th May 2018) will also be available for free to watch in full 4K UltraHD (UHD) video streaming quality and BT Sport subscribers will separately benefit from 360 highlights on the app throughout the game(s).

BT’s Consumer MD of Marketing, Pete Oliver, said: “To have Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final is fantastic. We have always said that we want to make top quality sport available to more people and so once again we will be making the UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Europa League Final available to all to watch online for free.”

How watch the UEFA Champions and Europa League Finals for free:

BT.com BTsport.com/final
BT Sport app Download from the app store
YouTube youtube.com/btsport
Virgin
100

Ways to watch as a BT Sport subscriber:

BTMobile BT Sport app if subscribed to the BT Sport pack
EE BT Sport app is included for customers on many 4GEE

Max Plans, and all EE pay monthly customers can sign up

for a free 3 month trial

BT TV 409 – BT Sport 2

431 – BT Sport 2 HD

433 – BT Sport 4K UHD

Sky TV 414 – BT Sport 2 HD
Virgin Media – BT Sport 2

Virgin Media – BT Sport 2 HD

532 – BT Sport 2

528 – BT Sport 2 HD

TalkTalk 409 – BT Sport 2

The provider also used the opportunity to mention that customers signing up for BT Sport between the 23rd and 29th May will receive 3 months free access and can look forward to the UEFA Champions League Final as well as summer boxing, including Tyson Fury’s comeback fight on 9th June.

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10 Responses
  1. Anon

    It is on ITV as well, I think

    • Meadmodj

      Europa League final – live on BT Sport. Highlights program on ITV later that evening.

      UEFA Champions League Final live on BT Sport. I cannot see any scheduled highlight programme on ITV or other.

    • Bob2002

      4K is a major selling point ITV can’t match at this point in time, the BBC have done the odd 4K test on iPlayer – not sure what the ETA is for mainstream rollout.

  2. Alan

    Ill be watching the 4k stream on YouTube with my BT Infinity FTTC… Oh no scratch that it only runs at 26Mb nowhere near enough for the full YouTube 4k experience 🙁

    • Chris P

      How much Mb do you need for the full YouTube 4K stream?

    • james

      “How much Mb do you need for the full YouTube 4K stream?”

      It depends on the content, the bottom end and early 4k youtube content streams at anything from 14-30Mbps.

      The more typical newer (past 3-6 months possibly older) content is around 35-50Mbps(ish).

      The top end (IE NOT transcoded to low profile youturd mp4) is around 60-90Mbps.

      Either way for a football match it will be interesting, especially for those on a capped product as (unless quick maths in my head fails me) even at around the poorest 14Mbps 1 hour of content will work out to a data consumption of around 7Gig. so i guess one 90 min footy match will at minimum be 10 gig (ish)…

      Ouch if you are on a product like the NON-Unlimited 52Mb Infinity with a 30GB monthly cap. Cap could be gone (depending on the bitrate its streaming at) just watching both matches LOL

    • Alan

      “How much Mb do you need for the full YouTube 4K stream?”

      I would not know obviously, as i have never had enough to watch one consistently.

  3. Kenny

    What a great chance to see the quality of 4K. Bring it on.

  4. AnotherTim

    If only BT were as committed to providing broadband that is actually fast enough to allow 4K streaming. I have no interest in football at all, but I guess I’ll have even less usable ADSL broadband while everyone else is watching in 4K.

  5. fergy

    Watched the Europa League Final, 4k on YouTube, through my 76mbps FTTC connection, no issues whatsoever. Really pleased, looking forward to the Liverpool match now!

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