If you want to enjoy exclusive live sports this summer,
including MotoGP, key Premier
League matches and Aviva Premiership
Rugby, you can sign up for BT Sport. The three channels
are available for subscribers to enjoy online, via the BT Sport app
or on the telly via a set top box.
What is BT Sport?
BT Sport is a collection of exclusive sports TV channels owned
by BT. The three channels, BT Sport 1, BT
Sport 2 and ESPN, show live sporting
event coverage including the FA Cup,
Ultimate Fighting Championship and Red
According to BT, five million UK households now
have access to BT Sport, either as part of a BT broadband or
broadband and TV package, or as a bolt on to their existing Virgin
Media or Sky pay TV package. During its first Premier League
season, around 774,000 viewers enjoyed the live games and there are
38 Premier League matches only showing on BT Sport
during the 2014/15 season.
How to get BT Sport
BT Sport in standard defintion is free with BT Infinity
broadband, or for £3/month extra you can add HD versions of the
channels. As an existing BT broadband customer you can place an
order for BT Sport via the BT website then set up a BT ID, which
will allow you to watch online at btsport.com or on the BT Sport
App. You can then download the BT Sport app to your smartphone on
Google Play or
the Apple App
If you sign up for BT Infinity broadband and BT TV with a
YouView box, you will gain automatic access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport
2 and ESPN via the channel planner.
Other ways to get BT Sport
- BT standard or Infinity broadband customers with Sky TV can get
BT Sport by activating the channels on the BT website and agreeing
to an additional 12 month BT Broadband contract period.
- Sky TV customers that don't have BT broadband can add BT Sport
on a one-month rolling contract via the BT website and also get
access to the online player & app. There is an activation fee
and monthly charge.
- Virgin Media TV XL customers have access to BT Sport 1, 2 and
ESPN as part of their package. Virgin Media customers with
Essential Family, Premiere or VIP collections can add BT Sport for
a monthly charge, with free activation.
- Plusnet broadband customers with a Sky set top box can sign up
for BT Sport 1, 2 and ESPN on a monthly rolling contract, by
logging into their account on the Plusnet website and paying a
- Existing BT broadband subscribers should read this handy guide
from BT on
ordering BT Sport.
- To find your nearest pub showing BT sport, use BT's handy BT Sport pub
What's on BT Sport?
BT Sport holds exclusive live UK TV rights to
38 Premier League football matches, as well as
rights to the FA Cup, UEFA Europa
League and the exclusive UK TV rights to Moto
GP as well as Aviva Premiership Rugby.
From 2015, BT Sport will also hold exclusive rights to the
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa
Football on BT Sport
As well as exclusive coverage rights for over 35 Premier League
football matches, BT Sport also has coverage rights for the FA Cup,
the Italian Serie A and Germany's Bundesliga, as well as the UEFA
Champions League from 2015.
BT Sport has its own well respected football coverage from Jake
Humphrey, Paul Dempsey and Darrell Currie, among others. Danny
Baker and Danny Kelly also present a weekly fotoball magazine show,
and regular on-air BT Sport football personalities include David
James, Owen Hargreaves and Peter Drury.
Rugby on BT Sport
Aviva Premiership Rugby is shown exclusively on BT Sport, as
well as France's Top 14 and selected Sevens Rugby tournaments. BT
Sport will broadcast up to 69 Aviva Premiership Rugby games per
season, with coverage presented by Craig Doyle and Jill
MotoGP on BT Sport
Since May 2013, BT Sport has held the exclusive UK TV rights for
MotoGP, with coverage from Melanie Sykes and support from former
World Superbike champions James Toseland and Neil Hodgson.
Highlights of the 2014/15 season will include a weekly magazine
show, and full qualifying session coverage with analysis from
Melanie Sykes and supporting experts.
Other sports on BT Sport
Since January 2013, BT Sport has held the rights to show 21 live
tournaments from the women's tennis tour. It also holds the rights
to IndyCar coverage, notably during the Indianapolis 500, when BT
had a studio set up to cover the race. Selected baseball, Lacrosse,
mixed martial arts, boxing and cricket matches are also