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However, this may be about to change.
According to the Daily Telegraph, ITV is in talks with BT Sport about investing in a stake in the company - which could mean a return to terrestrial TV for top flight action.
It could also mean a regular return for Champions League nights on ITV, which would be another win for fans across the country. The Europa League is another that competition that could be involved.
However, it isn't a sure thing, with Amazon, Disney, and DAZN all apparently competing for the chance to take over part of BT Sport.
Champions league football on ITV- Daniel:flag_gn:YT: DanUnited TV (@danielogoun7) April 27, 2021
With rumours that the Premier League is just going to re-sell its rights to Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime Video for the next three seasons rather than hold an auction as usual, this may be the only way for a new broadcaster to show the top flight.
The BBC has bene showing some games this season, but that is just a measure during the pandemic to make up for fans being unable to attend matches in person.
BT confirmed talks were underway to its shareholders this week, stating that it wants to, "explore ways to generate investment, strengthen our sports business, and help take it to the next stage in its growth."
Whether it happens or not, a lot of fans are excited by the possibility. Especially if it means the return of one much missed commentator...
Would do unspeakable things to see the Champions League back on ITV. Those days cannot be beaten, every single game felt like a belter- Mitchell (@MitchellWHU) April 29, 2021
@CliveTyldesley & Andy Townsend on comms.. glory days of football is back- Kash (@Kaash_3) April 29, 2021
As long as @CliveTyldesley is on commentary duty though- George Northover (@thenorthover) April 29, 2021
:heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: get Clive back baby!!!- Crouchy :flag_black: (@ben_pxrker_) April 29, 2021
Hello,Hello,here we go pic.twitter.com/2AWukc9ApW- Ben:red_circle: (@Liverpo87055988) April 29, 2021
Champions league will be good again. Bring him home itv pic.twitter.com/gW9P7KjGZy- #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@heyit5sam) April 29, 2021
Ahhhh the good old days when the champions league used to be on ITV and free to watch!- Ghulam Afzal (@LillysPunisher) April 29, 2021
I think that would be welcome for the fans and a win win for itv- Aaron Williams :flag_black: They/Them:flag_white:️:rainbow: (@autisticlyaaron) April 29, 2021
Could it actually happen?
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