BT Vision, the Freeview/On demand Television service from BT is to show Barclays Premier League football to subscribers in the coming season.
The deal announced today will allow users to watch the matches on a near-live basis, hours after the game, at a time of their choosing as well as an option to view live games in a package from Setanta Sports.
"BT Vision Sport is ideal for fans who have BT Total Broadband but who are unwilling, or unable, to pay high TV sports subscriptions. BT's "near live" service includes 242 Premier League matches per season and – through a new deal announced today - up to 125 Coca Cola League and Carling Cup games. Fans can also access Setanta Sports’ live action which includes 46 Premier League matches from England and 60 from Scotland (including all the old firm derbies) as well as action from other European football leagues, US PGA tour golf, Nascar and Magners League rugby. BT Vision also offers a library of classic sporting action and documentaries available on demand and supplied by sporting giants ESPN and IMG."BT Press Release
The on-demand pricing starts at £1.99 per match or £4 per month for complete access. The 'Setanta Sports' package is available for £9.99 a month.
For those interested, BT currently have a free installation offer (usually £60) if you order before 19th July. More information can be found at the BT Vision Sport website.