Amazon to share Champions League rights with BT under new deal from 2024

has secured live UK rights to the for the first time.

The PA news agency understands the technology giant will split the rights with BT Sport for the 2024-27 cycle, a period which marks the start of a new format for ’s men’s European club competitions.

Amazon will have the first pick of matches on a Tuesday night through to the semi-finals, with BT retaining the rest of the rights to the Champions League, and Europa Conference League.

The BBC has secured the rights to show Champions League highlights on Wednesday nights.

Amazon already holds the UK rights to 20 matches per season, but will expand its live offering with this new agreement.

The UK deal is understood to be worth around £500million a year to Uefa and the clubs – £1.5billion in total – an increase of 20 per cent on the current cycle.

It is the second rights deal to be secured since a new partnership was set up between the European Club Association (ECA) and Uefa to set up a tender process for the marketing of the rights.