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BT Sport to tease people with free access

For those curious to see what BT Sport is all about then weekdays on the weeks starting Monday 7th October and 14th October (free access starts 7pm each evening) will see those with Freeview - channel 57 or BT TV able to watch for free.

This 'open' October event will finish with BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN opening up over the weekend of the 26th to 27th October, starting at 6pm on the Friday. This free period will include live rugby from the Aviva Premiership, including Bath v Gloucester, Northampton v Saracens and Wasps v Leicester and the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal match in the Barclays Premier League. This weekend of sport is accessible on more platforms i.e. Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV.

Obviously the promotion is meant to tease people into signing up to a BT Broadband consumer service where they can get BT Sport for free, but it is also available on the Sky satellite system via a £12 monthly subscription (HD is an extra £3/month), or those with Virgin Media cable TV can add it to their package line-up, XL TV customers get the channel already in their package.


It's so bad they can't give it away

  • dogbark
  • over 7 years ago

Lets just ask Mark Halsey about that.

"Well I agree"

  • JttB
  • over 7 years ago

ok it ain`t Sky and for those who cannot get Sky nor want to pay the huge sums to watch it is fine. In fact the Bundesliga footy is of a far higher quality than the over rated EPL? Back to the subject matter, Sky have had years to develop and tweek what they have now. I can recall the early days of Sky and it was not much better! Lets give BT a chance to develop the package, the last thing we want is for a Sky dominated world.I certainly don`t!

  • MrGrumpy
  • over 7 years ago

Both are a rip off, with a VPN/Smart DNS client you can access sports channels from all over the world much cheaper than the crooks of BT/SKY charge.

iOS and Android apps means access to content while on the road along with things like AirPlay to get all the action on the big screen.

  • jroadley
  • over 7 years ago

I've watched 2 games, Chelsea v Spurs and Man City v Everton, live on BT Sport at my local pub in Sandhurst. I thought the camera work was excellent and all of the 60 or more people in the pub seemed to enjoy the matches.

  • framergeorge
  • over 7 years ago

@jroadley - how about the crooks that are the Premier League itself that take such exhorbitant fees from the broadcasters? I know that is partly Sky's fault in entering bidding wars but the EPL is the big crook money wise here.
And once they pay their fees you then go and watch what I can only assume are streams from other countries that have no license to be seen here and therefore illegal to stream to this country?

  • ian72
  • over 7 years ago

Exactly... with that way of thinking everything is a rip of compared to illegal streaming :)

  • GMAN99
  • over 7 years ago

BT Sport is a misnomer, it should be called BT Football+. There is far too much football on the TV already and not enough of other sports that often attract larger audiences. These days, football has become a commercial con. As you will guess I am definitely not a fan of 'football' as it now is.

  • michaels_perry
  • over 7 years ago

Removed site that if you visit it makes it clear that the the streams are only available in New Zealand.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

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