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Fans may have to pay to watch Champions League

Irish football fans could be forced to pay to watch Uefa Champions League games from the 2015/16 season onwards. The continuing battle between BT and Sky for the British broadband market could see

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th October, 2013
David Alaba and Franck Ribéry of Bayern Munich: two stars of last season's Uefa Champions LeagueGetty

Irish football fans could be forced to pay to watch Uefa Champions League games from the 2015/16 season onwards.

The continuing battle between BT and Sky for the British broadband market could see fans caught in the crossfire of a bidding war.

The new Champions League deal kicks in a year before the next three-year cycle of the English Premier League (EPL), which starts in the 2016/17 season. A change in broadcast rights could affect pub...

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