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BT has revealed plans to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals for free on YouTube, the BT website, BT Sport channels and the BT app for 2017.
The UEFA Champions League final will be broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on BT Sport and 4K UHD on YouTube, with multiple 360 degree streams on Youtube and the new BT Sport VR App, which allows viewers to choose their own camera viewpoint as well as commentary and graphics.
BT Sport has brought the fun back into football – as any viewer could confirm after seeing Gary Lineker and his team of pundits cavorting around the studio when Sergi Roberto’s astonishing last-gasp goal for Barcelona cemented victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Uefa Champions League last month.
BT Sport will show the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cut for a second season, which will see all eight Premiership clubs battle it out for a top four spot.
The channel has secured itself as the home of speedway in the UK, with 34 speedway events broadcast live in 2017, 18 British speedway fixtures live starting with the British final on the 19th June in Manchester, 12 Speedway Grand Prix and 4 Speedway World Cup.
Defining success in a connected content world is not straightforward. Is the buzz on social media more important than overnight ratings? And how does one commission shows that will play equally effectively on all devices across all platforms?
Those were the main questions addressed in “Meet the new commissioners.” Session chair Jane Martinson, The Guardian’s head of media, asked some familiar faces with years of experience how the digital world is affecting their decisions.
There has never been a better time to own a second-tier sports event. While first-tier contracts generate mountains of cash – such as the three-year, £5.14bn deal for the English Premier League – it is the market for second-tier sports rights that is currently the most dynamic.
The big reveal will take place at BT's stand at this year's International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam where they will also host expert-led sessions on The Next Generation of Networking, Cyber Security, and 4K HDR and Beyond.