Sky Set to reclaim Champions League rights

Sky Set to reclaim Champions League rights

Sky are said to be considering submitting a bid to reclaim the rights to the Champions League from BT Sport.

BT rustled the rights to Europe’s elite club competition, plus the Europa League, from Sky in a £897m deal in 2015 and then spent an additional £1.18bn on hanging on to the rights until 2021.

The company is under pressure from shareholders to slash the amount it spends on its sports rights portfolio, however, and is not likely to bid a similar amount when the next set of rights come up for auction in 2019.

The Daily Mail reports that Sky are now considering the chances of returning for both competitions in order to shore up the content available on the Sky Football channel, having only just lost the rights to La Liga, Eredivisie as well as the Chinese Super League to greenhorn Eleven Sports.

Sky lately signed a deal with UEFA giving them exclusive UK rights to the new Nations League competition, which commences this week.

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