Sky Sports 5 arrives with ‘best ever’ 2 years free broadband deal

Fancy a new Sky Sports channel at no extra cost? How’s about not paying a nickel for your internet from now until summer 2016? It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not…

If you're a football fan, then you're no doubt counting own the hours until the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which gets underway in Brazil from tomorrow.

As if that wasn't enough, Sky's unleashing what it says are its "best ever" broadband deals on the very same day, and it's specifically targeting sports-mad households.

From tomorrow, Sky will offer standard broadband free for two years, or superfast fibre broadband half price for 12 months, to new and existing Sky Sports customers.

It celebrates the launch of a new Sky Sports channel, Sky Sports 5, announced yesterday.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "Sky Sports 5 takes our unrivalled live football coverage to the next level, offering more European football than ever before.

"There's never been a better time to be a Sky Sports customer and with two years' free totally unlimited broadband, we offer the ultimate package for sports fans."

Here's a quick breakdown of the Sky Sports 5 broadband deals:

  • Sky TV customers with Sky Sports, whether existing or taking Sky Sports for the first time, will get Sky Broadband Unlimited free for two years - just paying Sky line rental at £15.40 a month - when they activate Sky Sports 5.
  • Alternatively, those same customers can choose superfast, unlimited Sky Fibre broadband half price for 12 months, at £10 initially and rising to £20 for the second year. Again, they have to pay Sky line rental at £15.40 a month.

Sky Sports 5 will be packaged at no extra cost alongside all other existing Sky Sports channels, available from Virgin Media as well as Sky - although only Sky TV customers can benefit from the two years' free or half price broadband offer - and can be activated from Thursday 12 June.

The new channel will screen over 600 live European football matches next season, featuring UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey, plus a host of European football programming including Revista De La Liga and Champions League Weekly.

If you're a Sky TV customers, you can register for Sky Sports five and two years' free or half price broadband from tomorrow - online, over the phone or via the red button on your Sky remote.

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