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BT Sport to broadcast Rio Ferdinand testimonial for free

BT Sport is set to live stream for free Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial match on August 9th marking his 432 appearances over 12 years with Manchester United. The stream will be available at and should be available in as many as 170 countries.

"We are delighted to be associated with a huge star like Rio in all the different ways he is featuring on BT Sport and we are thrilled that his testimonial is going to be live on BT Sport.

To mark this special occasion, we’ve put together a groundbreaking plan to help make this game available to millions of fans across the globe, and it is something of a technology first for a game to be streamed live on this scale."

Simon Green, head of BT Sport

While the match is streamed under the umbrella of BT Sport, you do not need to be a BT customer to view it, the timing making it an ideal event to promote the launch of BT Sport.


How about BT can get more involved in its core-business, and actually started provide some better telecom services? A genuine fibre broadband would be a good starting point? BT should staty out of sports and other adventures!

  • JNeuhoff
  • over 7 years ago

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