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TV3 wins rights to broadcast the majority of Champions League

TV3 will be the home of Champions League football from next season.                     Image Alexandr Gusev  PA Images TV3 will be the home of Champions League football from next season. Image Alexandr Gusev PA Images
Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 09:50

BT Sport are to show the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool live and free online.

Premier League Golden Boot victor Mo Salah will be looking to prove he belongs on the big stage alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who is within touching distance of a fifth career Champions League final win that would take him above Lionel Messi's four trophies with Barcelona.

TVÉ previously held the rights to the Tuesday night matches and TV3 held the rights to Wednesday games.

News broke earlier today that TV3 had snapped up the majority of the rights to Europe's top competition for the next three seasons.

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).

Viewers in Ireland will be able to watch the Champions League final on RTE - but not for much longer.

Football fans across the world will be eager to watch the action.

And, thanks to BT Sport, you'll be able to watch both matches for free online.

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"Our award winning sports broadcasting team look forward to bringing the biggest clubs and the best players to our viewers and customers in new and exciting ways over the coming European football seasons". The final, as with all Champions League and Europa League games, will not be broadcast on any free-to-air television in the UK.

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain's Real Madrid is to be shown free by United Kingdom broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums.