August 18, 2022

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Amazon Prime customers get free content material increase that not even Sky TV can match

Amazon Prime goes to develop into even higher worth for cash, with the streaming service getting a free improve to its library that provides unique content material which may’t be discovered on Sky TV. It has been revealed this week that the Netflix and Disney+ rival will bolster its spectacular choice of reside sports activities, with Champions League matches set to air reside on Prime Video sooner or later. Prime Video already airs choose Premier League, however the addition of Champions League reside video games is an actual coup for the service.

It means Prime Video might be one among solely two locations the place you possibly can watch Champions League video games reside within the UK.

BT Sport is the opposite place, with the telecoms big’s sports activities channels for years having unique entry to reside Champions League, Europa League and (extra lately) Europa Convention League matches.

Nevertheless, from the 2024/2025 season Amazon may even be airing UCL matches, with Prime Video solely broadcasting the Tuesday night time top-pick matches for 3 seasons.

These fixtures will at all times characteristic an English workforce, and after they have certified, matches of English groups throughout to the semi-finals.

The information marks one other spectacular addition to Prime Video’s sports activities library, with the Amazon streaming service additionally broadcasting ATP and WTA tennis matches all through the season.

The Champions League rights could possibly be a giant lure for Sky Sports activities subscribers that wish to watch UCL soccer however do not wish to fork out for a BT Sport subscription.

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Whereas Sky Sports activities reveals probably the most quantity of reside Premier League video games within the UK, the dearth of European membership competitions has lengthy been a giant omission from its library of sports activities content material.

Talking in regards to the information Alex Inexperienced, the MD for Prime Video Sport Europe, stated: “The addition of UEFA Champions League soccer is a very momentous second for Prime Video within the UK.

“Since 2018, we’ve seen tens of millions of Prime members within the UK get pleasure from reside sport on Prime Video, and it’s that keenness and vitality that has led us to this thrilling subsequent step.

“We will’t wait to convey followers the headline fixture of European soccer’s most prestigious competitors each Tuesday and we’ll have extra particulars to share about our broadcast sooner or later.”

The deal means BT Sport will broadcast 533 of the 550 video games obtainable within the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Convention League.

Whereas, as with earlier years, the finals of all three competitions might be broadcasted totally free reside on YouTube.

From 2024 there may even be one different massive change, with BBC broadcasting a brand new highlights present that might be obtainable on Wednesdays.

Highlights might be obtainable on BBC’s digital, linear and social channels.