Rare TV3 decision
On Wednesday night, there is no Champions League on TV3 +, even though two Champions League matches are played. The TV boss does not feel that they are downgrading the tournament

Mohamed Salah and Liverpool play Wednesday night. That match is shown on TV3 +. Photo: Tony Obrien / Ritzau Scanpix

The accustomed Champions League viewers usually tune in to TV3 + when the prestigious club tournament is to be seen.

However, this is not possible on Wednesday evening. For a rare occasion, TV3 Sport has chosen not to show the Champions League on TV3 +. The return matches can instead be seen on TV3 Max (Lille-Chelsea) and TV3 Sport (Juventus-Villarreal).

In the first showdown of the 1/8 finals, Chelsea and Lille were otherwise on TV3 +.

The ‘big’ channel on Wednesday shows the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool.

– We are so privileged that we have an incredible number of rights. Tomorrow we have two return matches in the Champions League, and a Premier League match, which is also insanely interesting and exciting, says Benjamin Munk Lund, sports manager at TV3 Sport, to Ekstra Bladet.

– How do you feel about downgrading such a great right as the Champions League?

– We do not feel that we are downgrading it.

– There are probably more people who can watch TV3 + than Max and Sport?

– Yes, but I do not feel that we downgrade it. You could have said the opposite with the Premier League match, then it would have been downgraded.

Chelsea play the Champions League on TV3 Max on Wednesday. The match must give way to Premier League competitors on TV3 +. Photo: David Klein / Ritzau Scanpix
Chelsea play the Champions League on TV3 Max on Wednesday. The match must give way to Premier League competitors on TV3 +. Photo: David Klein / Ritzau Scanpix

– At least you have a standard for on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Champions League weeks, then there is the Champions League on TV3 +?

– Yes, of course it’s a little different. We are in the situation that we simply have so many events at the same time that we have to have many channels in play.

– Our feeling is that there are most Danes just tomorrow night, who are looking forward to watching the Premier League match, and this is reflected in where it is located.

– It’s a huge fight. Arsenal are running well. Liverpool are fighting for the championship, says Benjamin Munk Lund.

The match at the Emirates Stadium kicks off at 21.15 – a quarter of an hour after the Champions League matches.

By Editor

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