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BT Sport to make UEFA Champions League final on TV, online and in 360° virtual reality

The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals will be available for absolutely anyone to watch on TV and online, with the former also set to be shown in 360° virtual reality, 4K UHD on YouTube and 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos in a series of broadcast firsts for the biggest game in world club football.

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BT Sport is set to make broadcast history with an incredible new range of viewing experiences as it prepares to show the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals free-to-air once again.

Absolutely anyone can watch both games online via the acclaimed enhanced video player right here on BTSport.com or the BT Sport app, as well as on YouTube and our BT Sport Showcase HD TV channel.

For the first time ever, the UEFA Champions League final will be available in 360° virtual reality, with a number of streams available on YouTube and the new BT Sport Virtual Reality App.

This unmissable experience will allow fans to choose between a 360° produced programme with commentary and graphics or select their own camera viewpoint*.

Another pair of unprecedented moves will see the biggest game in world club football shown in 4K UHD on YouTube** and in 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos sound on BT TV.

The denouement to a thrilling European campaign begins on May 24th as Manchester United take on Ajax in the UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm.

United, of course, will have more on their minds than simply adding the one piece of continental silverware to so far elude them in their glittering history.

With Jose Mourinho’s men missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League group-stage spot on offer for the winner provides a perfect shot at redemption.

Real Madrid and Juventus will then lock horns in the UEFA Champions League final at Cardiff’s National Stadium of Wales on June 3rd.

Gary Lineker will front BT Sport’s coverage, with expert analysis provided by UEFA Champions League winners Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Steve McManaman and Owen Hargreaves.

“Making the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League available for free to everyone in the UK shows that BT really is serious about making sport much more accessible to the public,” said BT Consumer CEO John Petter.

“These are two of the biggest club football tournaments in the world and showing them live on social media and on mobile devices makes it more readily available to a younger audience as well as available to traditional TV viewers.

“We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage. We’re excited to be broadcasting what we believe to be the biggest multi-camera live 360° sporting event ever for the first time to our customers.”

BT Sport is the exclusive UK home of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football until at least 2020/21, with every single game shown live on TV and online.

From next season, BT Sport will enhanced its digital coverage by making clips, weekly highlights, UEFA’s magazine show and both finals available for free on social media.

BT TV customers can access a huge range of world-class sporting action from just £3.50 per month, while BT Sport channels are available to customers of EE.

You can find out more information about the range of BT Sport subscription options available to you right here.

*A minimum of 10Mbps connection is required for the best 360°VR viewing experience
**4K UHD on YouTube requires sufficient broadband speed

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