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BT says it has not overpaid after Champions League rights win

BT HAS won the battle to secure the UK TV rights for European Champions League football for the next three years in a deal that will cost the telecoms giant £1.2bn - but the telco giant dismissed suggestions it overpaid for them.

The deal, announced yesterday, means BT will continue its coverage of Europe's premier club football competition until the 2020-21 season, with rights for the Europa League also included in the deal.

In 2013, BT blindsided the market, when European football

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