Michael Owen joined BT Sport in July 2013 after retiring from professional football in May 2013. Owen joined as a co-commentator who would appear alongside Ian Darke on BT Sport’s coverage of Premier League matches.
Michael joined other fellow footballers, Owen Hargreaves, Steve McManaman, David James and Rio Ferdinand who also joined the BT Sport team from 2013. The new sport set-up from BT launched on August 1st 2013 to rival Sky Sports.
BT Sport won the bid to air FA Cup matches for the 2014 – 15 season which is being shared with the BBC. BT Sport have also won the right to air Champions League matches.
Owen is a regular both behind the mic and in front of the camera by regularly appearing on other BT Sport shows including Fletch & Sav, Football tonight and the Clare Balding show.