What is BT Sport?
BT Sport burst onto the scene in 2013 and since then have been assembling a premium offering of live sporting events. While just a disruptive competitor to Sky Sports in the early days (albeit one with an already huge audience of around 18 million broadband users), BT Sport have quickly grown to be the first genuine contender for the sports broadcasting crown.
What's on BT Sport?
BT Sport has managed to secure an incredible range of world class live sporting events, some of which are exclusive to their platform and can't be seen anywhere else. Here's a list of what you'll be able to watch with a BT Sport subscription:
- 58 Live Premier League matches (less in total than Sky Sports, but with a high proportion of the big games).
- Every single UEFA Champions League and Europa League match.
- European football including exclusive access to Ligue 1.
- Every game from the Aviva Premiership Rugby.
- Every MotoGP race.
- UFC main events.
- Scottish Premier League games.
- MLB Baseball.
- NBA Basketball.
- Top flight football from many European leagues including Italy, Germany and France.
While they don't offer a short term pass system like Sky's Now TV, BT Sport has a huge and growing range of live events and a monthly pass option for £25 per month which is pretty handy if there's an event you desperately want to catch.
How to get BT Sport
BT Sport is available through a variety of TV deals and platforms. You'll obviously be able to access BT Sport coverage through their own service on their Max TV package. It can also be added for an additional fee to any of their TV packages for £3.50 a month.
It's also possible to get BT Sport as an add on if you're subscribed to many other TV packages, including Sky and Virgin Media. For this reason, if you're looking to sink your teeth into the Champions League or UFC but don't necessarily want to switch providers it's worth using our tool to compare TV deals.
How much is BT Sport?
If you just want it for a short time, you can buy a BT Sport monthly pass for £25 per month.
If you're looking for a more long term commitment, there are a whole host of deals and prices to access BT Sport. In general though, the BT Sport package costs £10 per month for 18 months if you're already a BT TV customer.
If you're a BT broadband customer, you can also stream BT Sport for £16 per month via the BT Sport app if you don't want to sign up for the full BT TV package.
BT Sport on Sky
You can take advantage of BT Sport's range of live sport to complement your Sky TV package by adding on BT Sport. While this isn't a direct option through your Sky subscription, you can purchase the BT Sport channels from BT directly, and it's fairly straightforward.
All you need to do is head to this link on the BT website (https://www.bt.com/sport/sky), with your Sky viewing card number handy. Follow the instructions and you'll be set up in no time. For more information, head over to our guide on how to get BT Sport on Sky.
It's worth noting that if you already use BT as your broadband provider you will be eligible for a lower monthly rate!
BT Sport on Virgin Media
Virgin Media is a great all round TV platform, particularly if you're a sports fan. You can get all BT Sport and Sky Sports channels, and never miss a game again!
The top of the range Virgin media deals (it's XL TV Home, Full House and VIP bundles) all include every BT Sport channel, and you can also purchase BT Sport as an add-on for £15 a month.
How to cancel BT Sport
Obviously due to the Coronavirus, the volume of live sport platforms like BT Sport have access to has been reduced since the start of 2020. If you feel as though you're not getting the bang for your buck you previously were, you can cancel your subscription. BT have also introduced an option to pause your subscription (If you're on one of their flexible TV packages) which might be helpful for those who just want to wait it out until sport is back in earnest!
To cancel your subscription, log into the BT website and find BT Sport under the “your products” section. Click “manage” and, after inputting some details, you will be taken to a page where you're able to cancel your subscription.
To pause your subscription on a flexible TV package follow a similar route, but click “TV” and then “your TV” in the “your products” section.