Do wonder what the future for BT sport is, 2 seasons of Champions League football, 2 FA Cup, 3 Premier league, 1 Scottish Football? Is it being wound down slowly, when do Champions League rights come up for renewal?
Whilst they’re losing Scottish Football and now the FA Cup, I can’t see them winding down the service. A new 3 year deal comes into force this year, the next deal after this tends to be announced midway through the second season. Same pretty much goes for the Champions League, and the second year of BT’s current deal begins in September, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard something before the end of the year.
There was a rumour that Sky were putting in a bid to get CL coverage back. Whilst it’s a shame BT don’t offer any matches FTA, it’s coverage is superb and a credit to the service. I’d be sorry to see BT go if they lost the rights.