UEFA Finals Free-for-All: TNT Sports Offers Free Streaming

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Football fans across the UK are getting some good news, as TNT Sports has announced that the upcoming UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League finals will be available to watch for free on the Discovery+ streaming platform.

This continues the tradition set in the past by BT Sports – but the exact way to watch depends on the type of subscription you currently have, or don’t have (see more details below).

The 2024 UEFA Europa League final between Bayer Leverkusen and Atalanta will kick off the trio of finals on May 22, with the next two finals taking place a week later. 

TNT Sports Continuing BT Sports’ Tradition

TNT Sports, formerly known as BT Sport, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.

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The platform emerged from a merger between BT Sport and Eurosport (which is now owned by Warner Bros. Discovery), marking a notable shift in the broadcasting landscape.

With this transition, TNT Sports inherited and expanded BT Sport’s previous sports coverage, solidifying its position as a major player in the industry.

TNT Sports boasts a large portfolio of broadcasting rights, covering a wide range of sporting events, including 52 live Premier League matches each season, starting in 2025.

Additionally, TNT Sports holds the rights to the UEFA Champions League, Premiership Rugby, Champions Cup, and many other sports events.

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Free Access to UEFA Finals

Following in the footsteps of BT Sport, which has been making these finals freely available in previous years, TNT Sports will continue this tradition on Discovery+, the new streaming home of TNT Sports.

The 2024 UEFA Europa League final between Bayer Leverkusen and Atalanta will kick off the trio of finals on Wednesday, May 22nd, live from the Dublin Arena, with expert analysis from a team including Peter Crouch, Joe Cole and Owen Hargreaves.

A week later, on May 29th, Olympiacos will face Fiorentina in the UEFA Europa Conference League final at the AEK Arena in Athens, with expert analysis from Joe Cole and Don Hutchison.

The grand finale, the UEFA Champions League final, will see Borussia Dortmund take on Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 1st.

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TNT Sports’ subscribers will get a week of programming on the road to Wembley, including a review of the season and a look ahead to the final in front of a live audience from Boxpark Wembley on the evening of Thursday, May 30.

There will also be a preview show live from Wembley Stadium as the teams train for the last time ahead of the game, at 7.30pm on TNT Sports 2 on Friday, May 31.

The finals will be available to watch on TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate and Discovery+.

However, while the finals will be freely accessible on Discovery+, it’s important to note that they will likely not be available in 4K (on Discovery+), as the streaming platform currently does not offer live 4K streams – but we’re waiting for final confirmation on this.

In that case, those who want to watch the games in Ultra HD (4K), will need a TNT Sports Ultimate subscription – which is only available via the pay-TV platforms (EE TV, Sky TV and Virgin Media).

How To Watch The Finals On TNT Sports

The way to watch the UEFA and Europa finals depends on the type of subscription you have (or don’t have).

For Discovery+ Premium Subscribers:

Discovery+ is a standalone streaming service (which focuses on lifestyle, factual and sports programming).

If you have the Discovery+ Premium subscription (which currently costs £30.99/month), you can watch all of TNT Sports and Eurosport – and, in this case, all the aforementioned finals as well.

Some EE TV / Sky subscribers get Discovery+ Premium as part of their subscription.

Discovery+ Standard Subscribers Through EE TV, Sky, or Prime Video

Those who have access to Discovery+ through EE TV, Sky, or Prime Video can log in to their existing accounts or activate their Discovery+ access to enjoy all three finals at no extra cost.

This means that subscribers to these services can take advantage of the free broadcasts without having to sign up for an additional subscription.

Virgin Media TV

Virgin Media TV customers who don’t have a TNT Sports subscription, can still tune in to the UEFA finals on channel 100.

UEFA Champions League ball
Photo: Deposit Photos – Artjazz


Viewers Without A Discovery+ Account

For viewers who are new to TNT Sports and Discovery+, the process is pretty straightforward.

Simply download the Discovery+ app on your mobile device, access it via the web, or on your smart TV, and register your details online.

Once registered, you can watch the games for free, without the need for a paid subscription.

The Discovery+ app is available on most streaming devices and Smart TVs in the UK.

FA Cup Also Staying Free To Watch

The announcement of the free-to-air UEFA finals on Discovery+ comes hot on the heels of another sports deal announced this week.

The BBC, in partnership with TNT Sports, has secured a four-year deal to become the free-to-air broadcaster of the Emirates FA Cup starting from the 2025-2026 season.

Under this new agreement, BBC Sport will provide live coverage of 14 games per season, co-exclusively with TNT Sports.

This includes two live matches from each round through to the quarter-finals, one semi-final, and the final itself.

The deal also grants the BBC the rights to show highlights and digital clips across its platforms, ensuring that fans have comprehensive access to the tournament.

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