BT Sport and Eurosport will disappear from TV screens as new channel name is revealed | The Sun
BT SPORT will be renamed as TNT Sports following a merger with Warner Bros Discovery.
WBD also own Eurosport, and under the merger both BT Sport and Eurosport are set to disappear from TV screens.
TNT Sports will incorporate the live offerings from both BT Sport and Eurosport.
WBD acquired BT Sport last year in a deal reportedly worth £633million.
That means Premier League games will be shown under a new channel from next season, as BT Sport's deal to show Prem games runs until 2025.
And TNT appear keen to keep hold of Prem rights past BT Sport's current deal.
Managing director of WBD Sports Europe, Andrew Georgiou, said: "On the next rights auction this is a premium service and our intention is to remain a premium service.
"Our approach to any rights auction is to make sure we maintain that position in the market."
However, competition from the likes of DAZN and Apple TV could make that difficult.
TNT Sports will take over BT Sport's live rights from the summer, which also include Champions League games and Premiership Rugby, as well as the Prem.
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The Daily Mail claim TNT Sports are planning to run with four TV channels from July.
However, it's reported Eurosport will not be renamed in the UK until after the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
After that it will be rolled in as part of the TNT Sports line up.
The BT Sport brand was launched in 2013, while Eurosport has been going since 1989.
TNT Sports already broadcast live action in South America and the USA.
And Georgiou said: "The TNT Sports name is already synonymous with premium live sport in a number of countries around the world and a further sign of the global scale and expertise that Warner Bros Discovery brings to its partnership with BT."
The overhaul at BT Sport will see them move from their current Stratford HQ in East London to WBD's studios in Chiswick and Stockley Park.
The Mail say around 200 staff members at BT Sport will have to reapply for their jobs and 50 are facing being made redundant following the merger.
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