The BBC has acquired UK rights to the UEFA Champions League for the 2024-2027 cycle. It is the first time that the British public service broadcaster has landed TV rights to this competition. BBC’s Champions League contract includes match highlights on television, as well as on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and mobile apps. Short clips around the competition are also expected to be regularly posted on the network’s social media channels. In addition, BBC’s deal includes the Champions League final.
British public service broadcaster the BBC has extended its English FA Cup domestic rights until 2025. The four-year contract renewal, which takes effect in 2021, will see BBC’s free-to-air television channels air up to 18 live FA Cup matches every season. Coverage will include up to six live FA Cup games from the first and second rounds, as well as FA Cup highlights and clips online. The BBC will be sharing FA Cup broadcasts with British commercial network ITV.
The BBC has acquired UK rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and shares the coverage with ITV. The agreement with FIFA grants BBC the rights to show live 2022 World Cup matches on its television channels, as well as on its streaming service BBC iPlayer online and on mobile devices. Live play-by-play commentary is also expected on BBC radio channels. The 2022 World Cup on BBC in the UK includes match highlights, previews, reports, analysis, interviews, and auxiliary programming. Furthermore, BBC’s broadcast deal allows for the publication of exclusive World Cup footage on its social media outlets. BBC has additionally secured the majority of the live games involving the England and Wales national teams in the group stage, and it has reserved first pick of the semifinals.
UK public-service broadcaster the BBC secured the rights for the English FA Cup through a joint bid with pay-television broadcaster BT Sport. The BBC, which will be offering live FA Cup coverage across all platforms (television, online, mobile and tablet), will share the rights with BT from the 2014-15 season till the end of the 2020-21 season.