Amazon could show Manchester United's European games from 2024/25
Amazon are in serious negotiations to share Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League broadcast rights from 2024/25.
The rights are up for renewal with UEFA tendering the next three years of rights from 24/25, when the tournament is set to be re-formatted.
Manchester United would impacted positively financially by this deal, with Bloomberg reporting the value of the rights deal will increase by 20 per cent.
Whichever tournament United are in, the team will be impacted, although the big money comes by qualifying for the Champions League, via a top four Premier League finish, or Europa League win.
Amazon could show Manchester United’s European games
Don’t go cancelling the BT Sport subscription just yet. The broadcaster still has exclusive rights for the next two seasons.
Bloomberg also report Amazon’s deal is likely to be a split with BT Sport, sharing the rights with Amazon.
Amazon have been broadcasting Premier League games for the past three seasons, with a very small portion of the games.
The tech giant have done a good job with their coverage, often streaming multiple matches at once to give viewers a choice of matches to watch.
The problem really for for the consumer, with fans having to watch games via multiple services. Premier League games are split between Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon, and now European games could soon be shared between BT Sport and Amazon.
Gone are the days when the Champions League was broadcast on ITV, when a subscription was not required.
UEFA are still in negotiations with broadcasters and these plans with Amazon are not yet confirmed, with others also interested.