Watch BT Sport free on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media TV this month

You can watch live Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby and more on BT Sport for nada this weekend and the one after next, as BT looks to persuade you that great sport does happen there.

If you're not one of the 500,000-plus people who've already signed up to BT Sport, BT will look to convince you that you need its sports channels in your life over the next three weeks.

How? In the best manner possible - by giving you something for nothing!

BT Sport live coverage and programmes will be available to everyone with Freeview, Sky TV and Virgin Media TV for absolutely bupkis at some point between now and the end of the month.

If you've got Freeview, from Monday through to Friday next week you'll be able to watch BT Sport shows like Baker and Kelly's VSPO as well as live coverage every evening from 7pm without parting with a single penny.

While you won't get any live Barclays Premier League football due to the international break and BT Sport currently only showing matches at the weekend anyway, you do get this little lot:


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Home team

Away team

11 October, 2013


World Cup qualifier



17 October, 2013


Skrill Premier

Macclesfield Town


18 October, 2013



1899 Hoffenheim

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Not bad for nowt, eh?

But it gets better - if you've got Freeview, Sky TV or Virgin Media you'll be able to watch BT Sport gratis - BT Sport 1 on channel 57 on the former, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN on the latter two - from 6pm on 25 October, 2013 until 6am 28 October, 2013.

This time you do get live Premier League action in the form of currently-second-from-bottom Crystal Palace hosting currently-top-of-the-table Arsenal on 26 October, 2013, which kicks off at 12.45pm.

And fear not if you're a fan off oval balls rather than round ones, because live Aviva Premiership rugby is also on the complimentary menu:


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Home team

Away team

25 October, 2013




26 October, 2013


Northampton Saints


27 October, 2013


London Wasps

Leicester Tigers

Pretty sweet, huh?

Here's what Simon Green, head of BT Sport (seen below with a big lion), had to say: "Making the channels open to all allows us to show how we are offering something for everyone, from sports entertainment shows through to exclusive live sporting action."

If you get to the end of the month and find you're sold on BT Sport thanks to the freebie, it's pretty simple to get it if you've got Sky TV or Virgin Media TV. Here's what you do:

Sky TV - You can add BT Sport to your package for £12 a month in standard-definition (SD) or £15 a month in high-definition (HD) through BT.

Virgin Media TV - BT Sport comes as standard in SD and HD with the TV XL package. You can add both SD and HD versions to your existing package for £15 a month or just upgrade to TV XL.

If you've got Freeview, you can get BT Sport for free online and on your mobile by signing up to a BT broadband package. If you want it on your TV you can subscribe via Sky TV or Virgin Media TV as outlined above or get it free with BT TV, which starts from £5 a month.

Click here to see the BT Sport Christmas Premier League schedule

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