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BT Sport wins exclusive rights to European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

The new deal, which starts from the beginning of the 2018/19 season, will see BT Sport become the sole broadcaster for all of the best European club rugby matches until at least the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

RUGBY UNION 04/07/17 10:40
BT Sport wins exclusive European rugby rights

BT Sport will become the undisputed home of European rugby after winning exclusive rights to the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup in the UK and Ireland. 

The new deal, which starts at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, will see BT Sport become the sole broadcaster for all of the best European club rugby matches until at least the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Up to 134 matches per season will be shown live over nine weekends on TV, while live streams will also be available on the BT Sport App and via BTSport.com.

As well as a wealth of European rugby available across all platforms, BT Sport will also be showing the Aviva Premiership and the Anglo-Welsh Cup, so if you're not yet a subscriber we can get you set up in just 15 minutes right here!

Andy Haworth, BT’s managing director of content and strategy, said: “BT Sport is now the home of elite European rugby, as well as the home of Aviva Premiership rugby. We’re proud to have won all of the live rights for this fantastic competition, we are passionate about our rugby coverage and we will continue to work hard to grow the profile of the sport.”

Vincent Gaillard, CEO EPCR, said: “We are delighted to move to a single pay-TV platform for European club rugby with a premium broadcaster in BT Sport, who share our commitment to the promotion of our competitions. We look forward to further developing that relationship to continually create outstanding rugby experiences for fans across the United Kingdom and Ireland.”

BT Sport will show up to 69 live Aviva Premiership matches this season and extended highlights of all 135 matches in the competition.

Rugby Tonight will also continue to complement the live Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup offering to recap on all the action.

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