How watch UEFA Champions League on UK TV, UCL Live streaming, rights 2021/2022

How watch UEFA Champions League on UK TV, UCL Live streaming, rights 2021/2022

September 13, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

How to watch UEFA Champions League on UK TV, UCL Live streaming and BT Sport rights for the 2021/2022 season.



The 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League returns with excitement and the UK is not left out even as top teams from the English Premier League battle for a place in the final.


As per UEFA Champions League TV rights, BT Sports holds the exclusive rights to broadcast live games as well as highlights which includes online streaming via BT Sport Pass.



Cool facts

Champions League where to watch in the UK? BT Sport Channels are the headquarters of the UCL for the 2021/2022 season.


Champions League TV schedule UK? BT Sports UCL coverage for the group stages would begin from September 2021 until May 2022 based on BT Sport schedule, times at 8:45 GMT+1.


What time is Champions League on BT Sport? Coverage of the UCL on BT Sport 1 HD, 2, 3 and in ultra-definition on BT Sport Ultimate from 7-8 pm, UK Time.



How to watch Champions League on UK TV via BT Sport


BT Sports Channels list to follow the UCL


BT Sports 1 HD

BT Sports 1 HD is a football television Channel covering top Professional football matches including the EPL, UEFA Competitions, Serie A.


You can watch Premium UEFA Champions League matches involving English Premier League teams including Man United, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool.


BT Sport 2 HD

BT Sport 2 HD is the next stop destination for premium football content including the Premier League, European Competitions, Italian Serie A and EFL Championship.


Selected Premium UCL matches would be covered on this channel. For UK based teams including Chelsea, City, United, as well as other top teams


BT Sport 3 HD

BT Sport 3 HD is a professional Sports Channel covering a mix of sports programmes from Cricket, Football, etc.


Selected Champions League matches will be covered here.


You can follow the UCL via this Channel in HD picture format.


You can watch it via BT Sport, Virgin Media TV, BT Sports Package, Now TV, Talk Talk TV, Eir Vision, Plusnet, etc.


BT Sport Extra

BT Sport Extra is a multi-sports channel covering a wide range of sporting events across the BT sports rights.


An overflow of UCL games will be available on this channel.


BT Sport Channels for UCL live streaming


The package for BT UEFA Champions League is available on Livestream based on subscription.


The streaming is available via the BT Sport App downloaded via Android, iOS and Tablet devices.


Streaming services with BT Sport package

BT Sport Player (the UK only).

Virgin TV Go (the UK only).

Now TV (Ireland only).


New and existing customers would have to subscribe to the Sports package to enjoy Premium Italian league content straight from their homes.


How to subscribe for BT Sport

You subscribe for BT Sport Monthly pass which costs a straight ÂŁ25 for 30 days.


BT Sports Pass package renews automatically unless cancelled.


The BT Sport Monthly Pass allows sports fans to watch BT Sport Channels on App and web player for a simple monthly fee and no contract.


The BT Sport Monthly pass gives users full access to BT Sport channels.


The list of channels includes BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN, plus any live events on BT Sport Ultimate and BT Sport Extra.

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The BT Sport Monthly Pass is available on major devices.


Apple iOS, Android, Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV, NOW TV devices, Samsung Smart TV.

Others include Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku players, NOW TV devices, and Sony PlayStation 4, etc


Availability of BT Sport

Virgin Media (UK)
Sky TV
TalkTalk TV
Eir Vision
Vodafone Ireland


How to follow the UCL via live streaming on BT Sport in the UK


BT Sport Player.
Virgin TV Go.
Now TV.


The Top United Kingdom-based clubs to watch in the Champions League includes Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.


BT Sports and Champions League schedule


Chelsea, Man United, Man City and Liverpool Champions League matches on BT Sport.


The Group stage schedule: beginning from September 14, 2021, until 28 May 2022.


Live streaming and on TV via BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and Extra.


Also Read

How to watch Bundesliga in UK

How to watch SĂ©rie A in UK

How to watch Conference League in UK

UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 overview


English Premier League teams in focus

Manchester City
Manchester United


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Chelsea FC go into the UEFA Champions League this season as defending Champions last season, outclassing Man City in an all English final.


The London based club have been saddled with the responsibility of retaining the title it won the previous campaign.


Coach of the side Thomas Tuchel is optimistic of a favourable outing this time out.


The introduction of Belgian attacker Romelu Lukaku promises to solve the issues surrounding goal scoring at the club.


Although Chelsea did not face more problems as it relates to goals, the London based club needs goals now with the current state of competition in the UCL.


Top players to watch at Chelsea in the Champions League includes Mason Mount, Mendy, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Reece James, Kante, etc.


How to watch Chelsea Champions League matches? BT Sports covers Chelsea UCL fixtures in the United Kingdom.


Chelsea Group: Group H

Chelsea (England), Juventus (Italy), Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia), Malmö FF (Sweden).



Liverpool were the Champions of Europe in 2019, extending the number of UCL titles to six which is currently an English record.


The Anfield landlords led by Jurgen Klopp would be hoping for a positive outing this season.


Liverpool might have lost the touch last season, but there’s been a major turnaround in the team with the hunger to do more on the part of the players.


Last season, Liverpool’s great worry was on the fitness of top players in the defence through the midfield. The injury crisis that rocked the team was the major obstacle.


Top players to watch at Liverpool includes Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcùntara, Kostas Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, etc.


How to watch Liverpool FC Champions League matches? BT Sports covers Liverpool FC UCL fixtures in the United Kingdom.


Liverpool Group: Group B

Atlético Madrid (Spain), Liverpool (England), Porto (Portugal), AC Milan (Italy).


Manchester City

After years of wait, the Cityzens reached the finals of the Champions League but lost to Chelsea in an all English final.


Man City had a great season with Pep Guardiola making experiments with his team even as we saw the use of more midfielders.

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The departure of club legend was also seen as a major miss in the attack.


Manchester City with a completely different approach led by Pep Guardiola is expected to correct the wrongs this season.


Top players at Manchester City to watch include Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, RĂșben Dias, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, etc.


How to watch Man City Champions League matches? BT Sports covers Man City FC UCL fixtures in the United Kingdom.


Man City Group: Group A

Manchester City (England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), RB Leipzig (Germany), Club Brugge (Belgium).


Manchester United

The introduction of Cristiano Ronaldo draws Man United closer to trophies, the words from fellow compatriot Bruno Fernandes who’s been behind the club’s rise.


Manchester United dropped out of the UEFA Champions League last season for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 and eventually reached the final and lost to Sevilla.


However, United are willing to correct the mistakes of the past.

Top players at Manchester United to watch in the UCL?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Fred, etc.


How to watch Man United Champions League matches? BT Sports covers Man United FC fixtures in the United Kingdom.


Man United Group: Group F

Villarreal CF (Spain), Manchester United (England), Atalanta (Italy), BSC Young Boys (Switzerland).


Other teams to watch in Champions League

Atlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid is one of the top sides to watch. The Spanish La Liga Champions got eliminated from the competition by eventual winners Chelsea.

Diego Simeone however switched focus to the Spanish La Liga title which was achieved at the end of the previous season.


The future holds great for Barcelona without some former players including Lionel Messi.

The Catalans club however signed some of the best players around Europe including Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyonnais as well as Sergio Kun Aguero from Manchester City.

Since the beginning of the season, Memphis Depay had been the major force in the attack for Barcelona, although Aguero had been out due to injury.

Another player expected to light up the scene for Barcelona is youngster Ansu Fati who’s been tipped to become the next big name.

Barcelona was eliminated from the Round of 16 by French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Head coach Ronald Koeman is currently looking at the possibility of changing the narrative for his club.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan is one of the top sides to watch out for even though star striker Romelu Lukaku had Departed the club for the Premier League.


Inter Milan won the league to end Juventus nine-year dominance.


A brilliant effort from Antonio Conte who also departed the club went down in the history of the club.

Top players at Inter Milan includes Lautaro Martinez, Handanovic, Darmian, etc.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid is a completely different team in Europe. The Los Blancos made few signings during the transfer window to bolster its squad for the challenge ahead.


The appointment of Carlo Ancelotti is expected to bring back lost glory at the club.

The top players to watch are Camavinga, Karim Benzema, Valverde, David Alaba, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Eden Hazard, etc.

Real Madrid is expected to surpass last season’s semi-final exit against eventual winners Chelsea.

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Real Madrid is the record winner of the UEFA Champions League, becoming the only club to lift the title in three consecutive seasons in the new era of the competition.


Carlo Ancelotti who’s been in charge of the club in the past is expected to lead the club to glory.

AC Milan

A return to Champions League football says it all for European giants AC Milan.

The club’s new generation of players has gradually gained confidence.


AC Milan is one of the top sides to watch in the Champions League this season.


Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich were Champions of the 2020 edition, beating French side Paris Saint-Germain in the final.


Bayern Munich is one of the top sides to watch.

Top players to watch at Bayern Munich including Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Sabitzer, etc.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is one of the most consistent teams when it comes to Champions League.


The club boast of having some of the best young players in the competition this season.


Dortmund’s key players include Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, Marco Reus, Giovanni Reyna, etc.



UEFA Champions League participation teams and groups in full

Group A

Manchester City (England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), RB Leipzig (Germany), Club Brugge (Belgium).

Group B

Atlético Madrid (Spain), Liverpool (England), Porto (Portugal), AC Milan (Italy).

Group C

Sporting CP (Portugal), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), BeƟiktaƟ (Turkey).

Group D

Inter Milan (Italy), Real Madrid (Spain), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova).

Group E

Bayern Munich (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Benfica (Portugal), Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine).

Group F

Villarreal CF (Spain), Manchester United (England), Atalanta (Italy), BSC Young Boys (Switzerland).

Group G

Lille (France), Sevilla (Spain), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), VfL Wolfsburg (Germany).

Group H

Chelsea FC (England), Juventus (Italy), Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia), Malmö FF (Sweden)


BT Sport Champions League rights explained


BT Sport won the exclusive rights to broadcast live games of European competition including the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and newly created Conference.


BT Sport Champions League rights run from 2021 to 2024 valued at over ÂŁ1.2bn.


The agreement between BT Sport and UEFA means the British company will broadcast live games as well as highlights and other UEFA football magazine shows.


Other BT Sport coverage includes the UEFA Super Cup.


About the Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is Europe’spremier football club competition is also one of the most followed around the world.


The competition also regarded as the most prestigious football competition in the world draws more attention as a result of the pedigree of competing clubs.


About BT Sport

BT Sport is a complete sports programming company with a group of pay-tv sports channels owned by Telecommunications giants BT in the United Kingdom and Ireland.



The company holds exclusive rights in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland TV to over 52 English Premier League games every season.


BT also holds exclusive UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UFC, National League, Ligue 1, Serie A, the European Rugby Challenge Cup, the Premiership Rugby Cup, MotoGP, the FIH Hockey World League and WWE.


Articles highlights how to watch UEFA Champions League on UK TV via BT Sport and UCL live streaming options.

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