Jake to join UEFA Champions League team on BT Sport
Having hosted BT Sport’s exclusively live Barclays Premier League football matches for the past two seasons, following the announcement today, Jake will continue to host the channel’s Premier League and FA Cup coverage and extend his role to include presenting exclusively live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games.
Jake joined BT in January 2013 and became one of the founding faces of BT Sport, along with Clare Balding, Lawrence Dallaglio and Rio Ferdinand.
His role on our screens will now include the next exciting stage of BT Sport’s development as the new home of exclusively live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for three seasons from the start of the 2015/16 competition.
For the first time, a single UK broadcaster has the rights to all the 350 live matches from both tournaments. BT Sport will be the only place to watch the very best European teams compete in the leading tournaments.
“I have loved being involved at BT Sport from the very beginning,” Jake says. “The last two years have been some of the most enjoyable of my career and on the way we’ve had some cracking games, part of the reason we've taken the channels from zero to over five million subscribers in the process.
“The next stage is even more exciting as we become the only place to watch live UEFA Champions League. Fulfilling a childhood dream to present the Barclays Premier League has been an incredible adventure, and to be able to present big European matches from the world’s most iconic stadiums will be another challenge I can’t wait to take on.”