We’re coming to the end of the regular football (soccer) season in Europe, which means we still have some of the biggest competition finals to look forward to. Specifically, the Champions League and Europa League finals.
While BT won the rights to show the European competition games live on its paid BT Sport channels on TV, it has opted to open up the finals to a larger audience. For the first time, we’ll be able to watch both finals for free on YouTube.
BT confirmed today that it will be offering free live streams of both European cup finals on its YouTube channel. This confirmation comes a few weeks after the telecoms giant said it would consider broadcasting on Google’s video streaming service.
As reported by Wired, the move is in response to lower-than-expected viewing figures on its TV channels.
The Champions League final takes place on May 28 at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy where Spanish capital rivals, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will contest for the biggest trophy in European football.
Liverpool and Sevilla will compete for the Europa League trophy in Basel, Switzerland on May 18.
It’s worth noting that, due to licensing agreements, the streaming of both finals may be region restricted.