Describing the deal as a success and triumph, the six people who legally watch the Champions League on BT Sport today expressed their delight at the extension of the broadcaster’s rights deal.
Speaking shortly after the announcement of the new deal – which will cost BT Sport more than £1 billion over the next three years – the half a dozen legal viewers of the their coverage were glowing in their appraisal.
“It’s just great news. I really enjoy BT’s coverage compared to, say, Sky Sports. They have a better set up and the level of punditry is just more insightful,” said football fan and electrician Mark McDonnell, who represents just over 16 percent of all legal BT Sport viewers in the entire United Kingdom.
“I really don’t mind paying for Champions League football at all and when they have the educated and informed opinions of the likes of Steve McMananam, Michael Owen and Glenn Hoddle it makes it worth every penny,” said another 16 percent of BT Sport’s Champions League viewership, butcher Tom Bracken.
Company spokesman Tomas Renard, speaking in the aftermath of the announcement, said that the record outlay for European football showed their commitment to providing the best coverage for “Mark, Tom and the rest of the gang”.