BT Sport made a big splash when it launched back in 2013, and since then it’s gone from strength to strength, winning the rights to stadiums-worth of high-profile sports championships and events.
You can watch Premier League games (it shares coverage with Sky Sports), UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Aviva Premiership Rugby, boxing, MotoGP, World Rally Championship, UFC, the Ashes and more.
How do I get BT Sport?
The quickest way is to compare deals. Simply put your postcode into the box below, and we'll show you deals that include BT Sport:
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You’ll notice that BT Sport is available through a few different providers:
Precisely what you get, and what you'll have to pay, differs depending on which provider you choose. We'll go into that below.
What can I watch on BT Sport?
A relative newcomer to the ‘sport on TV’ market, BT Sport has made great strides in a short space of time in terms of the sports and events it covers - including the Premier League and Champions League matches. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer:
- UEFA Champions League - As mentioned previously, from the 2016-2017 season, BT Sport began showing every match from the Big Cup exclusively live.
- UEFA Europa League - As with the Champions League, the Europa League is BT Sport’s alone.
- Premier League - BT Sport shows 42 Premier League matches exclusively live each season - they’re usually shown on Saturday lunchtimes, but sometimes they’re on weekday evenings too.
- FA Cup - BT Sport shares coverage of The Oldest Domestic Cup Competition In The World™ with the BBC, showing 25 matches live exclusively each season.
- FA Women’s Super League - Part of BT’s stretch into the exciting world of women’s football.
- Scottish Professional Football League - You get 30 live Scottish Premiership matches a season, plus the entire Scottish League Cup.
- European and world football - If you’re something of a football scholar/hipster, BT Sport is the promised land, showing as it does live matches from Australian A-League, Brazilian Brasileirão, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and Portugal’s Primeira Liga.
- Aviva Premiership - BT Sport shows up to 80 matches from the top-flight of English rugby union exclusively live each season on Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
- Anglo-Welsh Cup - It’s got exclusive rights to this one too.
- European Rugby Champions Cup
- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- MotoGP - BT Sport has the exclusive live rights to every race, warm up and practice from the world’s premier motorcycling championship.
- World Rally Championship - You get live coverage of every stage of what the FIA describes as “what’s widely regarded as one of the most challenging and diverse motor sport disciplines” on BT Sport.
- IndyCar series - With BT Sport you get stock car racing in the shape of NASCAR, and Indy Car racing in the shape of the, er, IndyCar series.
- Speedway Grand Prix and World Cup
- World, European, British and Commonwealth Championship - some of the biggest bouts will be broadcast on BT Sport
- MLB - You get up to 10 Major League Baseball games a week and live coverage of the post-season and World Series.
- NBA - Watch up to seven games from the regular National Basketball Association season live each week, as well as the all-star game and the playoffs up to the finals.
- NCAA - BT Sport offers live coverage of National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball and football, including March Madness and bowl games.
- UFC - BT Sport has the exclusive rights to show more than 30 live events a year, including all Ultimate Fighting Championship numbered pay-per-view events.
- WTA Tour - You can wrap your eyes around 52 Women’s Tennis Association tournaments in the company of Martina Navratilova - who probably knows a bit about tennis, to be fair - on BT Sport.
How much do BT Sport packages cost?
We've highlighted some BT Sport deals here so you can see how much they cost:
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What’s the cheapest BT Sport package?
The cheapest way to get BT Sport is typically to get a BT Broadband package, and add BT Sport as an extra. The downside is that you can’t watch on a telly - only computer and smartphone app.
That means that it might not be the best choice for you. If you’d prefer to watch sport the right way - sprawled lazily in a chair in front of the telly - you’ll need a pay TV package. BT itself and TalkTalk typically work out cheapest, but special offers can change things. Compare deals and you’ll be able to easily sport any big bargains.
BT Sport on BT
Obviously, BT Sport is available through the UK’s biggest provider. BT Sport is included as standard on the Max TV package, and can be added to any other BT TV package for an additional fee. Fortunately, it isn’t very much - just £3.50 a month.
If you don’t want a full TV version, you can also add BT Sport to any BT Broadband package (or BT Business broadband package), which lets you watch all channels online via computer, mobile phone or tablet. Again, you’ll have to pay a little extra each month.
BT Sport on Sky
BT Sport is available if you have Sky - you just have to buy it directly through BT once your service is up and running. Fortunately, that’s a really easy process - just use the form on BT’s website (you’ll need your viewing card number handy). You can see full instructions in our guide.
BT Sport on Virgin Media
BT Sport is included with the Virgin Media Full House TV package, and Full House and VIP bundles - in HD as well. Also included in the VIP bundle is Sky Sports - so if you’re a real sports nut, you can get it all in one place.
If you have or want a different Virgin Media TV package, you can add BT Sport to it in both standard definition and HD for £18 a month. However you get BT Sport though Virgin Media, you’ll be able to watch it online and on your phone and tablet using Virgin TV Anywhere.
BT Sport on TalkTalk
You can watch BT Sport if you have a TalkTalk TV package, but you can’t get it when you first sign up. As with Sky, you have to order it from BT directly once your TV service is up and running. Simply get in touch with BT, and you’ll soon have access to all BT Sport channels through your YouView box.
BT Sport on Plusnet
Alternatively, if you’ve got Sky TV - or used to have it, and still own a satellite dish and the Sky set top box - you can get BT Sport on your TV. Simply head over to Plusnet’s website to sign up - but be aware you’ll have to pay more for the channels in HD.
BT Sport deals for existing customers
BT likes to look after its customers by offering exclusive deals just for BT households. These will let you add extra stuff to your existing package for free or at a much lower cost - perfect if you want to see how BT’s other services work for you. By grabbing more things from the same provider, you’ll get easier monthly bills that often cost less.
Can I get BT Sport with no contract?
Can I get BT Sport and Sky Sports together?
You can! It's possible to get some form of BT Sport and Sky Sports with most providers, with the exception of NOW TV.
- Virgin Media - The only way to buy BT Sport and Sky Sports in one package. BT Sport can be added to any TV deal, and is included as standard in the Full House and VIP TV bundles (Sky Sports is also in the VIP bundle).
- Sky - Once your TV service is up and running, you can add BT Sport - you just have to get it from BT directly. Here's how you do it.
- TalkTalk - Like Sky, your service will need to be active before you can get BT Sport. Once it is, you can request the channels from BT directly. Here's how you do it.
- BT - BT Sport is included with the Max TV package and can be added to others.
- NOW Broadband - BT Sport is not available.