Why choose BT Sport Europe?

  • All 2015-2016 Champions League matches on BT Sport Europe
  • All 2015-2016 Europa League matches
  • Free to BT TV customers
  • The new home of European football

The new home of European football: BT Sport Europe

BT calls its new channel ‘the new home of European football’, and… yeah, that’s pretty much exactly what it is. The company spent a small fortune to pick up the full broadcast rights for the Champions League and Europa League, and it’s the only way to follow all the action.

That means that if you want to see if your favourite team makes it past the knockout stage for once, then you’ll need sign up for BT Sport.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to do just that.

How do I get BT Sport Europe?

Despite the name, you don’t need BT to get BT Sport. That said, there are some distinct advantages to getting it direct from the provider. For example, if you get BT TV, you get BT Sport Europe included at no extra cost.

Here’s a rundown of some of the ways you can sign up for BT Sport Europe.

  • BT TV customers get the full suite of BT Sport channels, including BT Sport Europe - with full Champions League coverage - included at no extra cost. However, if you want to watch in crystal clear HD, you will have to get the Entertainment Starter or Entertainment Plus package and pay £4 extra a month.
  • BT Broadband only customers (without TV) can pay £5 a month to watch BT Sport Europe online and via smartphone app. However, all BT customers get BT Sport Lite, which covers Premier League football, Aviva Premiership rugby, MotoGP and more at no extra cost - again, to watch online only.
  • BT Sport Europe is also available with Virgin Media. All BT channels are included with bundles that include the TV XL package, or can be added to any other package for an additional monthly fee. Not only does that give you live channels in HD, you can also watch on-demand via the Virgin TV Anytime app.

  • If you’re a Sky TV customer, you can get BT Sport, albeit not directly from Sky itself. There’s no word yet on how much you will have to pay for Champions League and BT Sport Europe. Watch this space.

For more information about how to get the best deals on sports pages - including BT Sport Europe - check out our full guide to sport on the box.

What can I watch on BT Sport Europe?

BT Sport Europe is a channel designed to showcase the very best of European football. It will show the best UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches, as well as highlights, match analysis, and coverage of other European sports.

BT hasn’t skimped on talent either. There’s a who’s who of footballing heroes on hand for coverage, including Gary Lineker, Jake Humphrey, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Savage, Glen Hoddle, and Steven Gerrard. Expect a heady mix of expert analysis, and stilted, monotone conversations.

Can I stream live football with BT Sport Europe?

Yes you can. Champions League, Europa League and Premier League matches can all be watched live online via the BT Sport website and smartphone app.

For more information, check out our full guide to BT Sport.

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